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.
This film is part of Free
From sport and country dancing to theatre and woodwork. There are a hundred ways of self improvement and therefore no time to sit and stare for the youth of Derby.
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This comprehensive silent account of post-war youth activities in Derby was produced for the Derby Education Committee. Old time dancing, draughts, badminton and lashings of orange squash are the order of the day. The boys wear jackets and ties, the girls smart dresses. A cliche perhaps, but we are truly looking at a more innocent era before the onslaught of television, rock 'n' roll and other 'dangerous' youth cults.
With thanks to Derbyshire County Council.