Filmed by Keystone in 1911 for the LNWR ( London & North Western Railway ) who had their own full time film unit. The film was produced to feature both a typical Lancashire colliery served by the LNWR and also the women surface workers or Pit Brow Lasses who had been in the news after moves to legislate against their empoyment on the surface at collieries. More women surface workers were employed at Lancashire collieries than in any other coalfield. The colliery featured was Alexandra Colliery of Wigan Coal & Iron Co Ltd. Shafts were sunk at the colliery from 1856 in an ancient mining district, records going back to the 14th century. The shaft eventually reached 772 yards and the Arley seam. The famous Haigh Cannel seam was also accessed. The colliery closed in June 1955.
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Unissued / unused material. Compilation of coal mining material from the 1920s and 1930s. VS of men walking to the coal face. Shots of pit ponies. Miners' Lamps of different kinds. Men work the coal with picks and carry the coal away from the seam. MS of men drinking and eating 'snap' during break. Shots of early cutting machines in use in pit. Coal trucks are pushed back from the face. VS of steam power and pithead winding gear. Very quickly cut montage of winding gear in use bringing cage up the shaft at a colliery. VS of men leaving cage at end of a shift and handing in their tally tokens. VS of houses in mining village. Shots of men going home as smoke rises from chimneys. VS of railway yard with lots of coal trucks. Points are changed automatically. VS of coal being delivered on horse and cart by coal merchant. VS of coal being off loaded from ships and fed into power stations and factories. VS of chimneys and winding gear. FILM ID:3409.06 A VIDEO FROM BRITISH PATHÉ. EXPLORE OUR ONLINE CHANNEL, BRITISH PATHÉ TV. IT'S FULL OF GREAT DOCUMENTARIES, FASCINATING INTERVIEWS, AND CLASSIC MOVIES. http://www.britishpathe.tv/ FOR LICENSING ENQUIRIES VISIT http://www.britishpathe.com/ British Pathé also represents the Reuters historical collection, which includes more than 120,000 items from the news agencies Gaumont Graphic (1910-1932), Empire News Bulletin (1926-1930), British Paramount (1931-1957), and Gaumont British (1934-1959), as well as Visnews content from 1957 to the end of 1979. All footage can be viewed on the British Pathé website. https://www.britishpathe.com/
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African-Americans and white residents lived side by side in the small mining town of Buxton, Iowa in the early 1900s. This segment from the "Searching for Buxton" documentary features accounts from former Buxton residents. Find additional video, background information and classroom resources at: http://site.iptv.org/iowapathways/mypath/great-buxton Searching for Buxton was produced for Iowa Public Television by the Communication Research Institute of William Penn University.
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Coal Mining around 1910. Probably Wigan. Set in the Lancashire coalfields with intertitles. Miner says goodbye to his family on his doorstep of his miner's cottage. His wife holds their young daughter in her arms and the man kisses the child. The mother, girl and young boy follow the miner to their picket gate and picket fence. Wife waves him off and turns back to the house. "The pit head" - Pan across mine workings. two women push a coal wagon. "Locking the lamps" - Man uses machine to seal Miners' Davy safety laps. Men queue and collect lamps. They walk off one by one. "Miners descending" - two miners duck down and climb into small lift. It descends. "Working the coal face" - men use pickaxes to cut coal. man hammers pit prop in to strengthen the roof. As one man uses pickaxe, other man fills wagons with shovels of coal or stone. "The coal shaft: 4 & 9 tub cages" - coal wagon ascends lift shaft. Man pulls wagon out and boy pushes wagon away. Men unload six wagons from mine shaft. women push wagons. Man puts wagon onto revolving device which turns upside down to empty the coal. He pulls empty wagon off again. Close of woman mineworker's face, she has very bad teeth. "Scenes at the pit's mouth: hoisting the waste" - wagons of waste ascend hoist. Man on top of gantry wheels wagon away. "Belles of the (black) diamond mine" - two rows of female mineworkers line up. they all wear shawls or headscarves. Many of the women smile. "Female industry" - women push wagons. "Loading wooden props" - four women and a man load pit props into wagons. The five of them push the wagons towards the camera. "Sorting, screening and loading" - women sorting coal over a shaking conveyor belt. They sort small nuggets of coal. coal slides down chute. Woman uses pitchfork to sort coal as she stands on top of a railway wagon. Another woman moves coal around with her hands. Behind the women we see the words "Wigan coal & iron company". Woman pushes large lumps of coal around on conveyor with big pitchfork. "Back to daylight" - lift emerges and men get out. " Pay time" - men queue for and receive their pay. "Light after darkness" - little girl opens the picket gate outside their cottage and runs to greet her daddy. He puts her down and takes her by the hand through the gate. "A cosy fireside" (filmed outdoors) - husband, wife and little girl in their parlour. The maid puts shovels of coal on the smoking fire. Girl warms her hands on the fire, her mother hugs her and the father moves his chair nearer the fire and rests his foot on the mantelpiece
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This slide show is of early coal mining photographs from the Keasbury-Gordon Photograph Archive. They show life above and below ground and, unusually, a miner's social and family life at the turn of the 19th Century.
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To meet the growing demand for coal in the early 20th century, West Virginia companies needed more miners. African Americans mixed with European immigrants and native Appalachians in the mines and the coal towns. Coal operators felt that diversity would keep unionization at bay. "The Mine Wars" premieres on American Experience PBS January 26, 2015.
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Throughout history children have often been utilised as nothing more than cheap and convenient labour, forced to undertake a whole host of unbelievable and downright dangerous jobs. In an age before legislation which protects the rights of workers, and enforces a minimum working age, young children were often at the mercy of ruthless adults, keen to exploit them for personal profit. So next time you think you are having a bad day at work, spare a thought for these unfortunate souls… 5. Mudlarks 4. Mule Scavengers 3. Coal Miners 2. Chimney Sweeps 1. Powder Monkeys Read articles on my website: http://www.Unknown5.com/ Say hi on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Unknown5-1536133216686538 Tweet me at Twitter: https://twitter.com/Unknown5TV Music by CO.AG: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcavSftXHgxLBWwLDm_bNvA Track used: "The Lost" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpowIDAOMhc
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A Springfield author takes us to the Coal Mine Museum in Taylorville to explain the labor wars in the early 1900s.
Views: 747 Network Knowledge
i made this video for my US history class. 100%... damn straight
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An old coal mining site that looks like something out of a horror movie. Not many of these sites survived after there expiration as they were seen as a blight on the Australian landscape. This one in the Hunter area of New South Wales has character telling a tale of human innovation, life struggles and perseverance.
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The Molly Maguires were coal miners of Irish descent who were infiltrated by a detective from the fledgling Pinkerton agency of terrorist acts against mining operators and several were hanged. In this fictionalized version, the detective/informant visits the ringleader convicted on his testimony.
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Harlan County: A Road to Change (Completed 2014) Shows the history of coal from the early 1900s to today, the past, the turmoil, the tragedy, and how the county is using adventure tourism to share their treasures in the county. (c) 2014 Kaci Productions, LLC To use this video you must have written permission from the producer. Contact at [email protected] Be courteous in your comments. Negative comments or hateful remarks or other of the like towards the video, people of Harlan, or those commenting here, may be deleted at the producer's discretion. Music by Harlan County Underground Poem by Connie Helton Video & Aerial footage by Tammy & Jeff Hyatt Photos & zipline footage by Paula Collins Interviews by Jerry Asher & Mike O'Bradovich Opening Cast by Noah Hughs & A L Feher Narration by C Andrew Bartlett Thanks to Kentucky Coal Mining Museum & Portal 31 for access Thanks to all involved who helped bring this to life, all of your names are listed in the final credits of the documentary video.
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The residents of Buxton, IA enjoyed fair wages, good housing, and nice amenities, regardless of the color of their skin. Did the founders of this town have this in mind? Or, was this just a wonderful accident? Two historians share their theories in this segment from the "Searching for Buxton" documentary. Find additional video, background information and classroom resources at: http://site.iptv.org/iowapathways/mypath/great-buxton Searching for Buxton was produced for Iowa Public Television by the Communication Research Institute of William Penn University.
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Identifier: F2010.108.1.050 Description:Black and white film with audio. Film shows men mining coal at Star Coal Company a few miles east of Henryetta, Oklahoma. Film shows men working on the removal of coal from the the mine and the separation and grading process once it is extracted from the mine. The importance of the telephone is shown as a way for miners to communicate with crews above ground while working underground. Creator: Southwestern Bell Oklahoma Coverage: Henryetta (City), in Oklahoma (USA) MARC Geographic Areas: Oklahoma (oku); United States (xxu) Extent: (quantity/size) 7min 44sec Media: 16 mm film; Moving Images,AVI 1920X1080 29.97 FRAME RATE Subjects: Mines and mining To purchase a DVD or broadcast quality digital file contact us: http://www.okhistory.org/ /ohfees
Views: 3678 OHS Film and Video Archives
The Iowa tunnel was originally dug in the early 1900's. In the late 1900's an attempt was made to modernize the tunnel, but as you'll see in the video this project was abandoned. The Iowa Mine produced gold and consists of roughly 2500ft of underground workings. During our exploration, we discovered a massive stope, a narrow airshaft and a lot of miner's graffiti!
Views: 5245 Mines of the West
Blood by The Ton by Stephen Davis written about a mine disaster in Eccles WV in the early 1900's. The photos in this video are all original. They are from our family who have all been touched by Coal mining. With the disaster last week it appears not much has changed over time. The miners are sacrificed for money as the big companies continue to avoid regulations and fines. They bury towns in sludge and lethal gas as they destroy the earth and people who need it. This song is about such a disaster which happened in the early 1900's. The images are of a mining settlement , company store and the area near the mine where people lived under control of the company. They were paid in script and always ended up owing money at the end of the month. I will begin on a book soon about the life I remember as a child growing up in West Virginia. It will be tied to a series of songs about the experiences. You will be amazed at how much people stayed together in spirit through the best and the worst of times. The truly paid with Blood By The Ton.
Views: 26284 mumbleypeysteve
A film "The New Mine" from 1945 depicting operation of Comrie Colliery mine in Scotland. Released for non-commercial sharing. More info about this documentary available on: http://film.britishcouncil.org/the-new-mine
Views: 262 Ionor Rea's Tech Evolution Archive
"There was no age limit during those days, So I started working in the coal mines when I was ten years old. I was a young boy in the lines of men with old and tired faces. We gave our names and they were turned to numbers. Once you are in, you can't walk away that easy. The profound black and hollowness of the mines eats you, The Scent consumes you, close to being suffocated. The taste leaves you dry, desiring water. Your eyes fill with ardor, and you become one of them; Absent of light and debilitated. Eventually you get used to ten hours of work everyday, but getting used to it does not mean that it brings a serenity. Basically you are a slave to them, with a pay that is barely for eating. It seems that instead of digging out dirt you just bury yourself in. "Where's the exit? we lost the exit" 34 Jesus answered them, Most assuredly, I say to you, whoever commits sin is a slave of sin. 35 And a slave does not abide in the house forever, but a son abides forever. 36 Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed." could this be included please... The idea in this video is to represent being trapped in sin as if you were to be trapped in a dark coal mine; The character wears a mask (to show that he is blind) and he walks while scenes (memories) of the coal mines flash. In his walk he picks up rocks, the rocks represent the burdens that we put on ourselves when we live our life in sin, and his walk is weak. The scene changes to the character being chained, begging for liberation, and saying "I remember your words, You said that whoever commits sin is a slave of sin, and a slave does not abide in your house but you abide forever. Therefore, if You make me free, I shall be free indeed"(John 8:34) After this the scenes of liberation appear, at the end the character throws the rocks away. (Once we're truly liberated we don't have those burdens anymore) We're all sinners and continue sinning, but living a life in sin is when we live without that remorse from the Spirit that leads us to cry to the Father for mercy and forgiveness. I think this is so beautiful from God because He has so much love and grace for us that even that remorse that we feel before we go to Him for forgiveness comes from Him, that is why when we have truly experienced a relationship with Christ we can not go back into our old ways and start sinning carelessly again. A genuine relationship with Jesus is desperately needed for every believer because going to church, saying you're christian, and living a good life is not enough. The scary part is that you could be going to church but that won't save you, your relationship with Jesus Christ will; a relationship that makes you feel like a real son of God ("a slave does not abide in the house forever, but a son abides forever" John 8:35) This explains why many people leave church, they experience and live the religion but not the relationship. If you're not a believer but you feel like you need and want that liberation from the sovereign God, I encourage you to accept Jesus Christ in your heart and start a relationship with Him. If you're a believer but you still feel burdened, believe the word God ("if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed." John 8:36) and ask Jesus Christ to liberate you from those sins that hold you back from becoming the one that He wants you to be. Pray for strength and perseverance for this battle. I pray that this is helpful to someone and I am thankful that God uses Recverd as a tool to preach His word. May God bless you Feel free to contact me for any questions or prayer request. Carlos Valdez [email protected]
Views: 968 flowersoondie
A photo collage taken while exploring the Eureka No.3 Coal Mine site located in Shelby County, Alabama. This was one of four coal mines operated by the Eureka Mining Company during the late 1800's to the early 1900's. This is an historic site and hope it remains so. There are not many intact coal mine portals left in the area. other structures pertaining to this mine were long ago torn down when strip mining around the site took place many years ago.
Views: 112 MrTropics64
In the early 1900s, hundreds of African-Americans came to Iowa to work in coal mines. This segment from the "Searching for Buxton" documentary features an historian's account of why they came and how they encouraged families and friends to join them. Find additional video, background information and classroom resources at: http://site.iptv.org/iowapathways/mypath/great-buxton Searching for Buxton was produced for Iowa Public Television by the Communication Research Institute of William Penn University.
Views: 660 IowaPublicTelevision
Located several miles northeast of Birmingham in Jefferson County the New Castle Coal Mines date back to 1873 making them some of the earliest coal mine operations in the Birmingham District. Started by John Milner one of the principle founders of Birmingham around 1873 the New Castle Mines were located just off the main line of the Louisville & Nashville Railroad (CSX). By the early 1900's several coal mines were in operation. Around 1912 two leading Birmingham Industrialists Erskine Ramsey & George B. McCormack purchased the New Castle Coal Mines. During the early 1900's up until the mines were closed around 1959 the Ramsey & McCormack ancestors operated the New Castle Coal Mines. New Castle was a thriving coal mining community with the company providing for every need of the mining families. In The 1990's the New Castle No.2 Mine Site was virtually leveled along with the historic batteries of coke ovens. Today not much is left with the exception of some foundation remains and some of the original miners homes scattered about.
Views: 41 MrTropics64
A photo & video compilation taken during an exploration of the historic coal mines & coke ovens located at Brookside, Alabama. Coal mining in this area dates back to the early 1890's. Sloss Sheffield Steel & Iron Company took control of the mines around 1905 and proceeded to upgrade mining facilities with a at the time time period state of the art coal washing facility. Mining operations continued at Brookside for many years until everything was shut down for various reasons. Today the site is pretty overgrown and not easy to hike. It would be really nice to see this area turned into a park for its historic significance to the region in the foreseeable future.
Views: 634 MrTropics64
A photo & video compilation taken during a visit to the historic Praco Coal Mine site out in West Jefferson, Alabama The name 'Praco' stood for the Pratt Consolidated Coal Company which operated the the mine(s) from the early 1900's till it was bought out by the Alabama Byproducts Corporation. This was a major underground coal mine while in operation. The slopes extended down over 3000 feet underground and over 6000 feet in length. The mine was serviced by the Louisville & Nashville's Birmingham Mineral Railroad Cane Creek Branch running out of north Birmingham 35 miles away. The mine closed in the late 1950's and all that remains are a few structures and the sealed mine portal.
Views: 368 MrTropics64
In the late 1800's and 1900's, Appalachia was the center of a booming coal mining culture. The town served as hub for about a dozen coal camps nearby. The town holds two world records. Bee Rock Tunnel, the world's second-shortest railroad tunnel and The Peake Building, an apartment house with street-level access on all four floors. Each August, a week-long celebration, Coal/Railroad Days, celebrates the history and heritage of the community.
Views: 16604 Southwest Virginia
The Atlas Coal Mine was once one of 139 registered coal mines in the Drumheller valley during the booming coal industry that started in the valley in the early 1900's. Today it remains a national historic site offering a glimpse into its storied past. Jordan Greenly has more.
Views: 729 ShawTVRedDeer
ENJOY A SHORT TOUR OF VINTAGE COAL MINERS EQUIPMENT SPANNING THE LAST 100 YEARS. On display are carbide lamps and containers, electric miners light, turn of the century candle lighting and wick oil lamp, miners cap and hard helmets, coal mine canary cage, miners lunch container, safety lamps and miners belt. "Sleep Walk" by Anthony and Joseph http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/anthonyjoseph3
Views: 1792 jsmsws
A photo & video compilation taken of the historic Marvel Coal Mines. Owned and operated by the Roden Coal Company the Marvel Coal Mines were operated just outside the company town of Marvel located in Bibb County. Roden Coal Company operated three coal mines and a large coal washing plant along with everything associated with a coal company owned mining town. During the years from the early 1900's to the 1950's the Marvel Coal Mines and community were very prosperous. An engineering 'marvel' of its day the No.1 & 2 coal mines were connected with the coal washer and tipple by an elevated steel tramway that spanned the high ridge line. The Coal mines were jointly serviced by L&N's Birmingham Mineral Railroad & Southern Railways. Some years ago the mine portals were blown shut and many structures torn down. Today various remains can be found and explored along the ridge lines. Of note some of the mine remains reside on private property and no trespassing policy is in place.
Views: 54 MrTropics64
Belgium’s black country in 1950s. Smoking chimneys and heavy industry. Pitheads, slagheaps and coal mines. A steam train. Miners changing shifts - Men black with coal dust leaving and clean men entering. Coal trucks. Tipping onto a slag heap. Passing train. Coal being loaded into a barge. Glass products being made in red hot furnace. Display of beautiful glass pieces. Molten metal made into steel wire/Barbed wire fencing. Ship building and welding repairs to a hull. Ship Rio Gualeguay - Buenos Aires.
Views: 90 HuntleyFilmArchives
(Photo's belong to their copyright owners, I do Not claim ownership). "I just wanted to honor those that gave their lives" so you could turn your PC on. This video is dedicated to underground Miner's around the world, even Gem miners. I think coal miners are the most forgotten people on this Earth...Until an accident occurs. One person asked how far down is Hell?... "It's just a 1/4 mile down" was the reply. One shot shows a coin "25" that is how they use to buy things at the (Company Store) most people today didn't know this. Tennessee Ernie Ford wrote a song, "I owe my soul to the company store" When you ran out of these coins you started a tab/chit. thus...you have the story. I want to thank 2 people for their inspiration, guidance, and help: ulead123 & superglide63 and a few of my friends for their support to post it. INFO ABOUT THE COIN: Imagine spending your days in the depths of the earth; doing the dirty, dangerous work of mining coal. Then consider what it would be like to be paid for your labor with money that could be considered virtually worthless. This was the plight of many miners during the early 20th Century; this is the story of scrip. As coal mining in the Appalachian region of the United States began to develop in the late 1800's, mines were established in remote, rugged areas, far away from banks and stores. Partially from a need to supply household goods to miners and partially to capitalize on an opportunity to make a profit, mine owners established company stores in their mining town. As actual U. S. currency was difficult for mines to keep on hand in sufficient quantities, the companies began to issue their own scrip tokens as payment for the miners' wages. Most scrip was unique in appearance so that a mine's company store could immediately identify its own scrip, as most did not want to accept tokens issued by another company. Miners were given scrip in advance of their wages to buy necessities for the home, but also to pay rent on the company-owned houses they lived in, to buy tools and supplies for work, to pay utilities and medical care, and even to contribute to a mandatory funeral fund. All this was paid to the coal company. There was little retail competition in the coalfields and the prices at some company stores were often so high that miners virtually had nothing left to collect when payday arrived. According to Stan Cohen, in his book, King Coal: "Payment by scrip served a dual purpose. The miner could get wages in advance of his regular paycheck, and he did not have borrow money or charge items at the store, The company in turn did not need to keep extensive charge account records, nor were there difficult collection problems involved." Scrip started out in paper form but by the early 1900's was commonly being created in brass, copper, and aluminum coins. To conserve metal during World War II, fiber scrip was occasionally produced. Each company had its own version and each mine's company store accepted only its own scrip. The government ultimately outlawed the use of scrip and it began to decline in use in the 1950's, disappearing entirelyby the early 1970's. A variety of other industries besides coal - such as lumber, textiles, agriculture, paper, copper, gold, and silver—issued scrip, creating thousands of varieties from more than 30 states.
Views: 25663 W8NSVARRL
Woolamai is in the hills about 6 kilometres north from the coast at Kilcunda. There were private coal mines there in the early and mid 1900's, the most important managed by the Mabilia brothers of Kilcunda. Enjoy a look at the hilly country and see images of the Mabilia Mine. T. A. 11032019. Note - Not "Cape Woolamai "
Views: 26 TREVALLAN