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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Floods at Bewdley
With the River Severn over thirteen feet above its normal level the town of Bewdley stands on the brink of disaster.
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David Lloyd reports from Bewdley as winter floods threaten the Worcestershire town. Residents have become resigned to a regular deluge as it had only been four years since the town had last been under water. Battling against the rising tide are the owners of the Mug House pub, with stools piled on tables and the jukebox saved; and a family accepting the conditions with a meal cooked on a gas stove in the middle of their flooded front room.