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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Disabled ex-miner Derek Sewell lets his chair do the talking in his quest to help people with mobility issues.
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Derek Sewell's life changed when he lost the use of his legs after an accident while working at Birch Coppice Colliery at Dordon in North Warwickshire. More than twenty years later he is incredibly positive about everything he's gone through. The National Coal Board was supportive, his wheelchair-handling skills are excellent and his life is now dedicated to raising money to give people who have mobility issues the opportunity to get out and about.