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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A plane spotter's paradise - a look back at the long lost aircraft that flew in Britain's skies during the 1930s.
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Filmed by Herbert Arundel of Staffordshire this is a fascinating survey of the huge variety of aircraft that existed in the 1930s. From the lumbering four engined Short Scylla operated by Imperial Airways at the main London airport (Croydon in those days) to the sleek Monospar that Mr Arundel takes his family on a flight in. Be prepared for some head spinning acrobatics filmed from a two seater Avro biplane and look out for the aviation blind-alley that was the autogiro.