Industrial Archaeology Recordings

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Compilations Index

Our Compilations are aimed at the enthusiast who does not want to miss anything. They may be 18 or 180 minutes long, but they are not edited to length just to make an entertaining show. We leave in as much relevant material as possible after taking out repeats, bad takes and irrelevant setting-up footage, and present it in a logical order.

What remains is as complete a record of an event or process as possible, too comprehensive and intense for a general audience, but ideal for the dedicated specialist or researcher. A few compilations are 'enhanced' by the addition of some commentary and/or graphics.

Compilations have been grouped together into Subject headings and are listed below.

 

Subject headings:

 

 

 


 

Civil Engineering

15. Dudley Tunnel 1988-1989, Construction of the 1989 Canal Tunnel into the limestone mines at Dudley.   (109 mins.)

Lock & Key Making

6. R.J.Locks, Lock maker & repairer, A specialised works, seen making English padlocks. [1]   (77 mins.)

7. Locksmiths, Charles Starkey; Ship Lock Maker, John Mattox & Sons; Key Makers, A.&E.Squire; Cabinet Lock Makers.   (89 mins.)

27. Locks, Keys & Files, Locks: H.E.Fletcher; Cabinet Lock Maker, Keys: Arthur Hough & Sons, Key Makers, Files: Wilf Davies, Filemaker.   (107 mins.)

33. Willenhall Lock Museum & Other Works, Includes West End Locks.   (51 mins.)

Mills

2. Pontneddfechan Gunpowder Works, Guided tour of the remains with a former employee.   (78 mins.)

24. Helsington Snuff Mill, A waterwheel powered snuff grinding mill in operation.   (32 mins.)

30. Charlecote Mill, A water powered mill producing flour. [3, 4]   (16 mins.)

MineCam

M 5. Nenthead, Remotely explore 11 shafts of the extensive Nenthead lead and zinc mine complex on Alston Moor.   (179 mins.)

M 6. Ramsden Shaft, Bog Mine, Shropshire, Follow the winch descent of the first explorer down this 120m deep shaft.   (53 mins.)

Mining, Metal

17. Sygun Copper Mine, Beddgelert, Very brief underground tour.   (7 mins.)

20. Snailbeach, Shropshire's Greatest Lead Mine (20a+b+c) [1, 2]

20a. Snailbeach-The Final Frontier, A trip down to Perkins' level from higher workings. [1]   (27 mins.)

20b. Snailbeach-The Forty, A trip from Perkins' level down to the 40 yard level. [2]

20c. Snailbeach-The Surface Remains, A tour of the surface remains of this famous mine. [2]

29. The SCMC in Cornwall: Replaced with triple-DVD Production 'Mongst Mines and Mine Explorers

32. The SCMC in Ireland, 16 Irish mining sites recorded in 1995 & 96. [4]   (90 mins.)

44. Nenthead Lead Mines, This amazing mining complex explored above & below ground.   (28 mins.)

45. Twelve Mines of Ireland, Excerpts from C32, but with an added commentary. [3, 4]   (31 mins.)

50. Historic Mines of Spain - Vol.1, Cornish engine houses amongst the olive groves. This compilation was formerly known as 'The MHTI in Spain'.   (93 mins.)

51. Historic Mines of the Harz, "Like stepping into the pages of De Re Metallica". This compilation was formerly known as 'The MHTI in the Hartz'.   (115 mins.)

52. 'Mongst More Mines, Exploration of Southwestern mines above and below ground. - an ideal complement to the 3-DVD Production "'Mongst Mines & Mine Explorers"   (126 mins.)

53. Historic Mines of Spain - Vol.2, Exploration of the Sierra Minera and Mazarrón mining areas.   (102 mins.)

Mining, Non-metal

8. Muxton Bridge Colliery Site, Landscaping & shaft capping at an old coal mine in Telford, Shropshire   (28 mins.)

15. Dudley Tunnel 1988-1989, Construction of the 1989 Canal Tunnel into the limestone mines at Dudley.   (109 mins.)

18. Donisthorpe Colliery, The last working Leicestershire steam winder and a surface tour.   (37 mins.)

23. Bagworth Colliery, A surface tour of Leicestershire's last colliery, just before closure.   (45 mins.)

28. Morse's Level, An underground tour in a Forest of Dean Free Mine (coal mine). [3, 4]   (19 mins.)

37. Wren's Nest East, Exploring the underground canal basin & tunnels of an old limestone mine in Dudley.   (17 mins.)

39. CH 106, Travel with the coal boats from Kellingley Colliery to Ferrybridge Power Station.   (40 mins.)

41. Hem Heath Winders, Saving a steam winder, plus views of electric winders at Hem Heath Colliery, Stoke-on-Trent.   (22 mins.)

46. Astley Green Colliery, Tour of the site with Europe's largest steam winder and other exhibits.   (24 mins.)

48. Draglines I, Moving 'Oddball' (a walking dragline), plus draglines 'Ace of Spades' and 'Chevingon Collier' at work.   (71 mins.)

49. Annesley-Bentinck Colliery, Surface tour of Britain's oldest coal mine while still working.   (28 mins.)

Metal Working

3. The Hame Maker, Making a pair of "Show Hames" by hand [1]   (27 mins.)

21. Wilf Davies, File Maker, A craftsman makes a file by hand [1]   (22 mins.)

47. Restoration of the Leo, Hot-riveting and launching a historic steel narrowboat   (48 mins.)

Miscellaneous

26. Thomas Trevis Smith, Black Country Coopers, making dry barrels and shrub tubs.   (90 mins.)

40. Colyton Tannery, Waterwheel powered traditional oak bark tannery.   (19 mins.)

42. The SCMC at Onslow Park, Working mine artefacts on display at the Shrewsbury Steam Fair.   (31 mins.)

Stone & Clay

31. Forest of Dean Stone Firms, Quarrying, sawing & dressing stone. [3]   (48 mins.)

37. Wren's Nest East, Exploring the underground canal basin & tunnels of an old limestone mine.   (17 mins.)

Steam Power

18. Donisthorpe Colliery, The last working Leicestershire steam winder and a surface tour.   (37 mins.)

25. SND No.4 Steam Dredger, At work dredging Gloucester Docks & how it was rescued after sinking. (101 mins.)

41. Hem Heath Winders, Saving a steam winder, plus views of electric winders at a Midlands colliery.   (22 mins.)

42. The SCMC at Onslow Park, Working mine artefacts on display at the large Shrewsbury Steam Fair   (31 mins.)

46. Astley Green Colliery, Tour of the site & Europe's largest steam winder, plus other exhibits.   (24 mins.)

Textile Industries

19. Alan Paine Knitwear, A Knitting factory in Godalming making fully-fashioned knitwear.   (36 mins.)

22. K.F.Knitwear Manufacturers, Cable stitched cricket sweaters and views of Old Workshops.   (25 mins.)

Waterways

1. The Last Run now replaced with the new DVD Production 'Tom Puddings & The Last Run'

9. Canal Structures in Use, A varied collection of aqueducts,tunnels,locks,etc. [5]   (84 mins.)

12. The Milton Maid, A specialist boat carrying pottery on the Caldon canal.   (18 mins.)

13. The Birmingham Canal Navigations, A collection of scenes from around the BCN. [1, 5]   (82 mins.)

15. Dudley Tunnel 1988-1989, Construction of the 1989 Canal Tunnel into the limestone mines at Dudley.   (109 mins.)

16. Keays Boatyard, Walsall, A traditional boat builders and wooden narrowboats in 1979.   (20 mins.)

25. SND No.4 Steam Dredger, At work dredging Gloucester Docks & how it was rescued after sinking.   (101 mins.)

34. The Last Run II, The last runs of newsprint to Goole & sludge from Leeds.   (26 mins.)

36. Raising the Spry, Recovery of an old Severn Trow for restoration.   (30 mins.)

37. Wren's Nest East, Exploring the underground canal basin & tunnels of an old limestone mine.   (17 mins.)

38. Humber Energy, The river and canal journey of an oil tanker barge. [3]   (32 mins.)

39. CH 106, Travel with the coal boats from Kellingley Colliery to Ferrybridge Power Station.   (40 mins.)

47. Restoration of the Leo, Hot-riveting and launching a historic steel narrowboat   (48 mins.)

Waterways Craft

12. The Milton Maid, A specialist boat carrying pottery on the Caldon canal.   (18 mins.)

25. SND No.4 Steam Dredger, At work dredging Gloucester Docks & how it was rescued after sinking.   (101 mins.)

36. Raising the Spry, Recovery of an old Severn Trow for restoration.   (30 mins.)

38. Humber Energy, The river and canal journey of an oil tanker barge. [3]   (32 mins.)

39. CH 106, Travel with the coal boats from Kellingley Colliery to Ferrybridge Power Station.   (40 mins.)

47. Restoration of the Leo, Hot-riveting and launching a historic steel narrowboat   (48 mins.)

Water Power

2. Pontneddfechan Gunpowder Works, Guided tour of the remains with a former employee.   (78 mins.)

24. Helsington Snuff Mill, A waterwheel powered snuff grinding mill in operation.   (32 mins.)

30. Charlecote Mill, A water powered mill producing flour. [3, 4]   (16 mins.)

40. Colyton Tannery, Waterwheel powered traditional oak bark tanners.   (19 mins.)

Notes
[1] = Production also available.
[2] = In preparation.
[3] = Enhanced Compilation with commentary.
[4] = Enhanced Compilation with graphics.
[5] = Only available with timecode in-picture.
The Compilation tapes and DVDs are numbered in order of release date and not necessarily in any subject or topic order.
Please remember when ordering your Compilation tapes to ask for timecode in-picture if you want it.
(Timecode is only available on DVDs by special request, but you can always use the player's own time display.)

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