WHEN DAY IS DONE - GLIMPSES OF MINERS WELFARE

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A look at some of the facilities created by the Miners Welfare Fund, this clips includes some of the leisure pursuits on offer, such as bowling, tennis, golf, billiards and a library. (clip - onsite only)

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Places:

  • Ayrshire

Subjects:

  • Employment, industry and industrial relations
  • Food and drink
  • Home life
  • Housing and living conditions
  • Institutional care
  • Leisure and recreation
  • Music
  • Transport

Genres:

  • Sponsored

Decade:

  • 1930s

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Title: WHEN DAY IS DONE - GLIMPSES OF MINERS WELFARE

Reference number: 0739

Date: 1938*

Director: d. David Clayton

Sponsor: Coal Industry Publications

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 13.00 mins

Description: A look at some of the facilities created by the Miners Welfare Fund, including parks for children, rest homes, and the Miners' Institute.

Credits: comm. Neil Arden
scen. Malcolm Stewart
sd. rec. Harry Sheridan
rec. at Imperial Sound Studios

Shotlist: Credits (.40); Exterior shots of surface buildings at modern mine. Unidentified steam engine crosses foreground. The commentator introduces the Miners Welfare Fund, collected from a levy on coal produced, and describes what the money is used for (2.10); Shots as men emerge from mine shaft (2.29); Miners walk from shaft to bath-house (2.58); Interior of the bath-house as men remove grime from their boots and undress in changing rooms (3.40); The men shower in individual cubicles (4.19); Miners dress themselves in "walking out" clothes which they retrieve from lockers (4.40); They wait in the canteen until the bus arrives to take them home. (5.21); Shots of a miner at home, working in his garden (5.40); Children play in swingpark provided by the Welfare Fund (6.22); Shots at the Miners' Institute, also provided by the Fund, where bowling greens, tennis courts and a golf course may be found. (7.36); The Institute is also very popular in the evening when library facilities are available as well as billiards and a general sitting room (8.53); A pipe band from a Scottish mining town marches on a country road (9.07); The band rehearses in its own Miners' Institute (9.23); Exterior shot of a Rest Home which was established by the Fund and which is typical of many more throughout the country (9.39); New Rest Home at Blackpool, built on a cliff-top (9.45); A Rest Home in Ayrshire (9.54); Rest Home in Wales (10.03); Interior shots of unidentified home as a new man arrives (10.18); The men enjoy walking, putting, boating and croquet (10.50); Shots in the kitchen as staff prepare a meal. Lunch is served (11.27); After lunch, people sleep or relax in games room (11.58); Shots of a youth engaged in outdoor physical training. The Fund may provide them with scholarship for Higher Education (12.30); Shots of a colliery superimposed over shots of miners (12.28); ecs (13.04)