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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Six legged competitors take to the starting blocks as a Midlands pub brings the sport of beetle racing to the world.
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After finding a suitable beetle from the wood pile around the back of the pub, news reporter Pat Cox is allowed to enter the next race. Her steed, now known as Beady Eyes, takes its place on the start line only to witness the disqualification of a cockroach - oops! The final result is unclear - but we think the winner was Beady Eyes. Nevertheless, Pat, bettle trainer extraordinaire, is presented with a cup for her efforts.