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Stratford upon Avon
Stratford upon Avon

Stratford upon Avon 1958


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Stratford upon Avon 1958

12 mins United Kingdom

The 1958 celebrations of the birth of William Shakespeare include outdoor performances and a visit by dignitaries from the world over. Not of course the centenary of the bard as the title would have it, but in fact his 394th birthday. A look back to the Queen's visit in June 1957 is included as well as visits to a couple of Stratford's lesser known factories: Royal Label, who make road signs; and Precision Metal Spinnings, who are at the cutting edge of radio dish design.

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.


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