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  • Stirlingshire


  • Amateur


  • 1960s

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Reference number: 2072

Date: 1963

Director: [filmed by Alaistair Stein ]

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 10.37 mins

Description: Mining for clay and the making of hand-made bricks at the Stein Manuel Brickworks, Linlithgow.

One of collection of family film made by Norman Stein (deceased) and son Alaistair (1950s) concerning the domestic life of the Stein family and their family-owned brickworks, J. G. Stein of Bonnybridge (becoming GR-Stein Refractories in the 1970s). Some information for shotlist supplied during viewing by member of the family. For history of the film, see publication STEIN OF BONNYBRIDGE by Kenneth W. Sanderson.

See Refs. 2070-2075; 7056 and 7065 - 7069.

Shotlist: [shotlist retimed from speed corrected tape, manual control track]

[No credits] Brief landscape shots of the clayworks and setting in fields. Going underground on bogey. Shots of clay face and miners - three men work the face by hand using picks and shovels (2.52) Mining clay on surface, as a buggy loaded with clay is brought up (3.09) Stein's Manuel Works, Linlithgow. Setting kiln car with bricks by hand (3.41) brick press, men and women workers. Loading kiln car (8.21) Making hand-made bricks (10.37)