Made in Britain (1977)

Film details

  • Featuring

    Iain Cuthbertson

  • Country

    United Kingdom

  • Year

    1977

  • Genre

    Documentary

  • Type

    Television

  • Category

    Non Fiction

Synopsis

TV documentary of the migration of British workers to the United States in the latter half of the 19th century. Uses photographs, personal reminisences and music to describe why people migrated, conditions in America, work in America and thoughts about the `old country'.

Includes Cornwall and the tin mining industry with contributions from Jack Viant (father was miner), John Trounson (authority on Cornish history), Edward Tredinnick (father emigrated), Ruth Jungbluth (Wisconsin local historian), Lilian Harry (grandmother emigrated), Gwen Treloar (family emigrated) and Emma Paris (15.30).

Welsh miners (coal, slate and lead) emigrated to Pennsylvania; contributions from Benjamin R. Jones (Welsh descent), Elizabeth Griffith (family emigrated), and Wallace Davies (family emigrated) (23.35) End of part 1.

Shots of Lawrence (Mass) British social club, opens up discussion on Lancashire textile workers emigration, contribuitions from Tom Fletcher, Laura Johnson, James Kiberd, Letitia Mower, Lily Wood, John Griffin, Dean Burns (families emigrated), Charlie Gunton (stayed behind, but family emigrated). Includes some discussion on the new emigrants (mainly Peurto Ricans) to Lawrence (50.20) Credits.

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