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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The long hot summer of 1976 brings drought. Can a Shropshire countryman provide the answer?
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Buck Allport from Bridgnorth made several appearances on ATV Today during the 1970s with home-spun philosophies on farming issues. Here he talks to John Swallow (who barely gets a word in) about the subject of the moment: the long drought of the summer of 1976. With a poem about the earthworm, this rural character may not be an eco-warrior but he is talking sense about pesticides and the changing ways of our rural landscape.