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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Aged eleven Herlock Buxton took a day trip to Derby. More than sixty years later, he reflects over a game of dominoes, why he hasn't wanted to leave his rural Derbyshire idyll since.
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Herlock Buxton is happy with his lot. His home village of Elton in Derbyshire is where he lives and farms. He must like it; he's only left it once in his entire life. ATV Today reporter John Swallow drops in to see him at his local pub to discover that the twentieth century has barely affected him. Not even the village whist drive can tempt him from his solitary existence! And as for visiting the coast, well there's far too much to do on the farm for those kind of shenanigans.