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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Celebrating a Centenary
A century of corset manufacture by Symingtons of Market Harborough is celebrated with a slap-up meal in a marquee and much merriment on the sports ground.
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From (possibly!) the largest marquee ever erected in the town to Stan Bond and his mobile aquatic show the management of R. and W.H. Symington, a Market Harborough corset manufacturer, up the stakes in order to celebrate their centenary. Workers from subsidiary factories are bussed in from as faraway as Manchester and much fun is had by all long into the evening. This record of the event is wonderfully nostalgic creating a likable commemorative film.