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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Coronation Celebrations in West Bromwich 1937
Street parties, parades and those all important Union flags are in abundance as the people of West Bromwich come together to mark the Coronation of a new King in 1937.
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The highlights of this uncredited reel of Coronation festivities in West Bromwich happen away from the formal council celebration held in Dartmouth Park with its gun salute and spit roasted meat. Away from that pomp we get to see ordinary people putting out flags and bunting in terraced streets, now long gone. And there's the proud girl posing for the camera with her recently received Coronation medal.