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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Edgbaston in Birmingham is an area of decaying Victoriana but can its 'charm and dignity' survive a redevelopment that will bring in 20,000 more residents?
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In 1960 Birmingham was described as the most prosperous town in Europe. John Madin was given the task of coming up with a master plan for the modernisation of one of its most diverse suburbs, Edgbaston. From a starting point of run down Victorian terraces set for demolition and sought after Georgian town houses, Madin's scheme included glass and steel tower blocks aimed at the dynamic executive. This ATV film attempts to get under the skin of an area on the rise.