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Official launch of AASC – Delighted to report that this was hosted by Mr Mick Antoniw AM – Pontypridd
Short Black and white British Pathe News Trailer – Asbestos 1942
Short black and white British Pathe News Trailer – They’re Fireproof 1966
- In the 1939 film ‘The Wizard of Oz’ , Margaret Hamilton who played Miss Gulch and the ‘Wicked Witch of the West’ carried a broom made of asbestos – the witch melted but the broom did not.
- In 1907 brown asbestos was discovered in Transvaal, South Africa. It was given the name ‘amosite’ from an acronym of ‘ asbestos Mines of South Africa’ from the Amosa mine.
- Asbestos was in regular use in the old Pinewood filmsets, particularly as a fire retardant and was used in the inflammable special effects in Bond films. Asbestos was used to lag pipes and asbestos boards were used to line the sets.