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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Dawson: Lower Penn Show
Another blustery summer day in the 1950s and it's Lower Penn's carnival parade.
From the collection of:
A record of a carnival held at Lower Penn near Wolverhampton in, we think, 1954. The filmmaker, George Dawson, was the managing director of M. R. Warner and Sons Ltd, a Wolverhampton based film production company that produced many 16mm industrial films for local firms. Mr Dawson sticks to 8mm for his own film producing, a much more homespun record of proceedings. Look out for a little Bill and Ben the Flowerpot Men in the fancy dress competition towards the end of the reel.