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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A tour of some of the lesser known sights of 1930s Birmingham: from retirement homes to a dancing dog.
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Not focussing on the usual local landmarks, film maker John Harris takes us on an alternative tour of mid-1930s Birmingham. Initially focussing on facilities for the older residents of the city (including Sir Austen Chamberlain MP touring one such 'Sons of Rest') we pass through modern civic buildings (including the imposing Municipal Bank), enjoy idyllic views of Cannon Hill Park before ending with enough performing animals for the most avid Britain's Got Talent fan.