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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Nottingham welcomes Britain's first black magistrate.
Non-Fiction 1962 5 mins
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Eric Irons came to Britain from Jamaica to serve with the RAF. He settled in Nottingham and rose to local prominence as a liaison officer for the Nottingham Education Department, speaking out after so called race riots in the city in August 1958. In this film, shot for ATV's Midland Montage, he talks to Reg Harcourt about his appointment as the first black magistrate in the UK. Cornelius Cameron provides the views of Nottingham City Council.
Eric Irons served on the bench in the city of Nottingham until 1991. He was awarded an OBE in 1977 and died in August 2007. The black bus worker seen towards the end of this item owes his job to Mr Irons who had broken down the 'whites only' rule of Nottingham City Transport in the 1950s.
Sixty-four Day Hero: A Boxer's Tale
Biopic 1985 94 mins
The turbulent life and death of championship boxer Randolph Turpin.
African Sculpture Exhibition in Weymouth
News 1979 1 mins Location: Weymouth
An African sculpture exhibition in a Weymouth school
Regent of Abyssinia in London
Non-Fiction 1924 0 mins Silent
Abyssinian state ministers visit London during Prince Regent Haile Selassie's diplomatic tour of Europe.
Martin Luther King Honorary Degree Ceremony at Newcastle University
Non-Fiction 1967 10 mins Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
A remarkable event the great American civil rights leader, Martin Luther King makes a powerful speech on a unique visit to Newcastle University.
Black Sheriff of Nottingham
Magazine and Review show 1989 8 mins Location: Nottingham
He jokes that he's joined the 'chain gang' but there is more than ceremonial robes for Tony Robinson as Nottingham's first black Sheriff.
Unemployment Crisis for Birmingham West Indian School Leavers
Non-Fiction 1976 9 mins Location: Handsworth
Birmingham's lost black generation: undermined by the racism that's stifling the dynamism of a young workforce.
Current affairs 1978 11 mins Location: Harborne
By local folks, for local folks' - printing the local news where you live.
High Jinks at Nottingham
Non-Fiction 1928 1 mins Silent Location: Nottingham
Visitors to Nottingham Carnival enjoy themselves on land and water
University of Nottingham: Carnival Revue 1951
Home movie 1951 22 mins Silent Location: Nottingham
Students from the University of Nottingham take to the streets with fund raising, fancy dress and frippery as their annual carnival lights up Festival of Britain year.
Jack Dunnett MP for Nottingham Central
Non-Fiction 1971 9 mins Location: Nottingham
Nottingham MP Jack Dunnett: a true man of the people who puts his constituents first but still finds time to support his local football team.
Nottingham Goose Fair
Non-Fiction 1926 1 mins Silent Location: Nottingham
It's the time of the Nottingham Goose Fair and the crowds are out to enjoy the rides, stalls and other amusements
Documentary 1969 45 mins Location: Nottingham
Stephen Frears' documentary about two hard-working families living in unsanitary houses in St Ann's, Nottingham
Grounded on the Platters: HMS Conway
Home movie 1953 7 mins Silent Location: Anglesey/Ynysmôn
A sorry end to any ship: timings, tide and wind played their part in pushing HMS Conway onto the Platters rocks in the Menai Strait on 14/4/1953.
Exeter Real Ale Festival
News 1975 3 mins Location: Exeter
The wet and warm ale goes down a treat as aficionados gather to celebrate real ale.
Home movie 1955 8 mins Silent Location: Llanddwyn Island/Ynys Llanddwyn
Sea pinks and samphire, lighthouses and church ruins – Llanddwyn’s charms are many and varied.
News 1979 2 mins Location: Plymouth
Experimentation with a coat for two leaves couples with really no escape.
Bath Festival of Blues and Progressive Music
News 1970 2 mins Location: Shepton Mallet
Progressive gathering of festival goers hits the blues.
Dawson: Lower Penn Show
Home movie 1954 4 mins Silent Location: Lower Penn
Another blustery summer day in the 1950s and it's Lower Penn's carnival parade.