Last Coal Mine in Northern Ireland

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Details

Location

Coalisland

Year

1970

Source

BBC NI

Format

16mm, film

colour

Length

04min 50sec

Silent

sound

Courtesy

BBC NI

Rights Holder

BBC NI

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Description

There were only ever two coal mines in Northern Ireland - Ballycastle and Coalisland. Ballycastle shut down in the late 1960s, David Capper reports on the closing of the Coalisland pit in 1970.

Notes

This clip was the first colour filmto be processed in BBC Belfast and transmitted in full colour to viewers in Northern Ireland.

Shot List

General views of the coal yard. Interviews with coalminers. Note the hardhats with the naked flame safe light. Views of the public buying coal.

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