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.
This film is part of Free
International Four Town Competition
Stand well clear for this one - it's competitive brick and rolling pin throwing as the Strouds of the English speaking world come together.
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A trial of strength between four towns all named Stroud. In 1967 the Gloucestershire town welcomed athletes from Strouds in Canada, Australia and the USA. And the sports chosen? It's got to be brick throwing for the men and, spurning equality of course, rolling pin throwing for the women. The final thrower in this short news item is local legend of the rolling pin, Eunice Guy, a one time world champion in this fringe of fringe sports.