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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John Swallow attempts to discover what people know about the tradition of eggs at Easter. Is it a Pagan or Christian religious symbol or is it just good for the food trade?
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We don't really think that the Pagans of pre Christian Britain would have celebrated the coming of Spring by unwrapping a chocolate Easter egg but the tradition certainly goes back a long way. John Swallow asks people in Birmingham where they think this annual custom comes from.