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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Castle Donington Hospital Fete Gala
Parades in Castle Donington long before the village became overshadowed by East Midlands Airport.
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This reel, attributed to J.H. Poyser of the Long Eaton Co-operative Society, appears to record two pre-war events. The first is a fete at Castle Donington in aid of the local hospital, which is followed by colour images showing a Co-operative Society parade. Costumed children, many of whom are promoting Co-op products feature prominently. The float for 'International Co-operation - the surest way to peace' gives us pause for thought as European conflict approaches.
J.H. Poyser was an amateur film-maker linked to the Long Eaton Co-operative Society who produced and screened films of local interest from 1934 onwards.