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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During her years of political ascendency Margaret Thatcher's home town of Grantham has been sliding towards economic doom. Can the women of the Wolsey factory turn the tide?
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When news that textile giant Courtaulds was closing its Wolsey factory in Grantham ATV Today sent Bev Smith to find out more. Things were not looking good for the area: Margaret Thatcher's former home was in a dilapidated state and even the promise of a fish and chip shop licensed to sell alcohol couldn't lift spirits. The job of speaking up for the town wasn't taken up by its most famous daughter but the Wolsey women, who were in a fighting mood and preparing for a sit-in protest.