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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Asian Pub Landlord
Mr Dhanjal from Wolverhampton: custodian of one of the most vital positions in any community.
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Hans Raj Dhanjal from Wolverhampton is the first Asian pub landlord in the Midlands and, like all landlords, he's not just there to pull pints but to be a friendly ear and solve his customers' problems. As reporter John Meredith finds out in this 1968 news item it's not race relations that are foremost in his mind but the complexities of the Black Country dialect as practiced by the regulars of the Heart of Oak.
The Heart of Oak pub on Newhampton Road West in Wolverhampton closed in the 1980s and later became a branch of the Samaritans.