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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Jones: Burton Market
Fruit and vegetables make way for dodgems, the caterpillar and the cake-walk as Burton's annual Statute Fair arrives in town.
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We can enjoy a real slice of everyday life with these mid 1960s views of the market at Burton upon Trent shot by Bill Jones. The early sections show the annual running of the Autumn Statutes Fair, which has been part of Burton life since the 13th century when the Staffordshire town was granted a market charter. The Pat Collins Funfair, which features here, continues to be associated with the Statutes Fair and has provided the entertainments since the 19th century.