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Learn about the history behind our documentary film archive from the 1940s.
An overview of the progressive facilities at a modern coal mine in Scotland, with an emphasis on the steps taken to ensure worker welfare there.
'A modern colliery in Scotland, situated in unspoilt country instead of an ugly mining town, has up-to-date machinery, the latest ventilation and safety devices, and new methods in mining practice. The surface buildings of this model colliery are built on symmetrical lines.'
(Films of Britain - British Council Film Department Catalogue - 1947-50)
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