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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Cliff Railway at Bridgnorth
A train driver is needed for Britain's only inland cliff railway. It's a feat of Victorian engineering at Bridgnorth in Shropshire.
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Four pence for a return ticket on one of the steepest and shortest railway lines in Britain. The funicular railway at Bridgnorth was opened in 1892 using a water and gravity system before being converted to electricity during the Second World War. This 1972 news report gives Sue Jay a chance to try out for the vacant position of operator on the train that takes tourists and locals between High Town and Low Town in this scenic resort.