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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Busy Road at Great Barr
The main A34 road through Great Barr is being dug up. How can the local housewives get across to shop at Fine Fare? Time to call in the media.
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In the years before the ubiquitious high visibilty vest and traffic cameras road building schemes were far more primitive and pedestrians had to risk life and limb negotiating the road works. In 1966 work was underway on the main A34 Birmingham road at Great Barr. ATV Today reporter Gwyn Richards has been called in by a group of women to join them on their daily battle, with pushchairs and prams, to cross the building site.