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.
This film is part of Free
All in a Day
Work, work and more work: a day in the life of a young mother from Brattleby in Lincolnshire.
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Christopher Whitcombe shot this charming reel of 8mm film in the summer of 1952. It shows a day in the life of his wife, Rosemary, and their baby. From peeling the spuds to washing the dog; there's plenty of work to be done but Mrs Whitcombe still finds time to squeeze in a shopping trip to Lincoln from the family home at Brattleby. From the 6:30 alarm it's an all too rare look at domestic life from a genre usually associated with special occasions.