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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The community spirit shines through as Mansfield Street in Derby is hit by flooding just before Christmas 1965.
Non-Fiction 1965 5 mins
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The flood water on Mansfield Street reached a height of three feet on 10 December 1965. By 21 December, when this report was broadcast by ATV Today, the water was gone but the clean up operation was still underway as families prepared for the festive season. Reg Harcourt asks local people what they lost in the disaster and how it will affect Christmas.
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