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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Collins: Mansfield and Skegness
A stop-over in Mansfield for King George V is so brief he doesn't even get out of his car to stretch his legs.
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An early 9.5mm home movie shot by a Mansfield chemist. Showy ice skaters on a frozen lake take up a lengthy section but a historic high-point is a short visit to Mansfield by King George V in 1928; so short that he doesn't even get out of his car! There are gentle shots of Skegness' seafront and evidence of one of the Skeg attractions as amputee high diver Frank 'Peggy' Gadsby plummets off the end of the pier to entertain the crowds.