Audience of Local Surveyors.
"Coal mine to road" was the title of a fascinating talkie film,
organised by the British Road Tar Association, and shown at the Botchergate Picture
House, Carlisle, on Saturday to an audience of 70 people, comprising members
of the Cumberland Surveyors Association, representatives of local quarry
owners and tar distillers, Cumberland and Westmoreland Gas Managers Association,
The film was introduced by Mr. John CORRIGAN, Gas Engineer to the
Penrith U. D. C. who is a chairman of the North Western Tar Board of the B. R. T.
A. In explaining the objects of the Association, Mr. CORRIGAN said it was
formed some four years ago, and now numbered nearly 800 members. The main
object of the Association was to increase the quantity of British Tar used on the
roads of the country.
They were not selling an organisation, but sought to keep their product
well to the notice of surveyors, by carrying out experimental and research
work on roads surfacing materials, and thus improving the quality of the road
tar to meet the demands of modern road transport.
The film, which shows the producing of tar at gas works and coke ovens.
The quarrying and grading of stone, the making of tarred macadam and finally
the construction of a modern road, proved very interesting and emphasised the
point that tar is 100 per cent British product. The guests included:
Mr. G. O. LOCKWOOD, County Surveyor
Mr. H. B. FLEMING, Shap Granite Company
Mr. H. DAVIES, Embleton Quarries
Mr. G. S. BRAGG, Threlkeld Quarries
Major IRWIN, West Cumberland By-Products Co.
Mr. D. WATTLEWORTH, United Steel Company
Mr. J. HADWEN, United Steel Company.