- Title: U348
MEN OF CONSETT
vs ws of moorland with streams running through it in Co Durham vs Hadrian's Wall low < shot Bamburgh Castle vs Dunstanburgh Castle with waves crashing on shore ms ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle ms seagulls flying over coastline low < shot St Aidan mws ruins of Lindisfarne priory ms Durham city ms Durham Cathedral seen through leafy tree with pan down to weir on river below vs rivers and lake with swans ms cows grazing in field mcu pink wild flowers with pan up to steam rising from coal slag heaps with coal mine in bg high < shot streamlined steam train across viaduct in Durham City with terraced houses in bg ms man in suit looks through binoculars / field glasses ms image of steel foundry seen through binoculars vs two men walk along small country road ms two men enter pub / public house / tavern ms sign read 'Stobart Arms' vs men push door which is locked and realise it is Sunday early closing ms men walk towards river ms man looks through the other's binoculars ms binocular image of man fishing in river ms man waves to man fishing and he turns and acknowledges him vs three men talk together cu bottle of beer next to man's fishing gear
mcu man / landlord shouting 'Time gentlemen please' ms group of men drinking beer in pub mcu older man drinks beer in one gulp mcu jolly face of pub landlord smiling vs men drinking beer pan down from sign reading 'The Stobart Arms' to two men pausing outside pub ws glow from steel works / foundry lights night sky to red ws Consett steel works on horizon with countryside in fg mws council / modern semi-detached houses on estate with steel works in bg mws group of men walking towards foundry with large chimneys / stacks in bg low < shot of sign reading 'Consett Steel Works' slow tracking shot past blast furnaces ms man looks at painting of foundry cu painting dated 1867 ms two men talk in office cu strange-looking telephone exchange which man talks into without lifting receiver ms blast furnaces high < shot two men walk past steam engine and into foundry building vs men tapping iron - making hole in bottom of furnace
ms man places oxygen lance into hole to burn off oxygen ms three men plunge lance deeper into furnace vs iron running from furnace and flowing down channels and into container vs slag running off into separate container mcu man washes face in basin ms one man dries face on towel as another fastens his tie in mirror pan around docks at Tyne Docks Newcastle showing many ships and tugs moving around ms huge steam train pulling freight trucks past low < shot of ship under construction pan right from steam train to Consett steel works
ms man leaves terraced cottage at night. His wife wishes him goodbye at door ms pub with sign reading 'The Smelters Arms' ms small group of men drinking beer and smoking at bar and talking to landlord who is telling a joke pan down from sign reading 'lounge entrance' to man walking along corridor to bar ms men greet man as he walks into bar ms landlord wishes men goodnight as he pulls pint ms men leave pub / tavern at night vs molten iron running into container vs men arriving at steel foundry vs workmen talking as they have a break at factory ms two men put on sunglasses and hats to protect them from the glare of the furnaces cu white heat of furnace high < shot of scrap metal being lifted from container vs man checking progress of furnaces ms iron tested by spoon on long handle
vs iron being tested interspersed with man writing notes and smoking pipe vs molten iron pouring out of furnace into huge containers vs good shots of foundry mws men leaving foundry after night shift vs lump of pig iron along conveyor belt ms ship under construction with scaffolding low < shot iron bridge over Tyne at Newcastle low < shot large building under construction surrounded by cranes mws radar dish and buildings with cows grazing in fg high < shot steam train drawing into station and passengers getting on ms man talks to train driver about colour of train ms guard blows whistle and waves train away high < shot train leaving station with young boy running alongside crying 'goodbye'
- Keywords:UK, 1959, STEEL FOUNDY, INDUSTRY, MANUFACTURING, SMELTING, RURAL LIFE, COMMUNITY, WAY OF LIFE, CULTURE, WORKING MEN, NORTHERN ENGLAND,1950s, WORK CLOTHES, TRAINS.
- Master Title:U348