For the scene leading up to the mine we used the entrance of a different mine in another town, Crystal City. We used this location in order to incorporate the bridge leading into the mine. Originally, we were going to use the inside of this mine for the miners' strike scene too, but it was flooded from the Spring rains.
Checking out the mine entrance with the director.
Striking a pose for the scene.
Listening to notes/corrections from the director. Shhhh... you're not supposed to notice the fake lamps on the miners' hats. The video camera shots aren't close enough for anyone to spot them.