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King Coal! Archive film and talk in Bo'ness

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Brian Murray of the Scottish Mining Museum and a former coal surveyor will be introducing a film show at Bo'ness Hippodrome on Wed 28 April 2010 at 11 (refreshments available from 1030).

Launched in conjunction with the BFI's "Britain's Industrial Heritage" project, the archive films used provide an insight into an industry which came to define 20th century Britain. Early films will include "A Day in the Life of a Coal Miner" (1910) to 1940s animation and 1980s documentary footage shot during the Miners' Strikes. The Scottish ballad, "The Blantyre Explosion" will also feature, commemorating the disaster at Dixon's Colliery at High Blantyre in 1877 in which over 200 miners perished.

Tickets costs:
Screening plus refreshments: £5.25
Screening only: £2.60

The Hippodrome, 10 Hope Street, Bo'ness, EH51 0AA.
Box Office: 01324 506850


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