Captioned as covering the years 1936 to 1963 this compilation of film shot be the Reverend E.G.T. Simey actually begins four years later with views of the bitterly cold winter of 1940. The Home Guard are then seen parading through Hereford, which is followed by the less formal side of the military typified by scenes of American soldiers dancing with local women in High Town and around Cathedral Close: "Oversexed, overpaid and over here"?
The Media Archive for Central England is the public screen archive for the East and West Midlands. An independent charity and company based at the University of Lincoln, MACE acquires, catalogues, preserves and makes widely available moving image materials that inform our understanding of the diverse cultures and histories of communities between the Lincolnshire coast and the Welsh border.