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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Carnival day in Kegworth village including steam power to marching bands and all in good weather for once.
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Apart from a hair raising dive into a flaming tank this is a depiction of an archetypal English village carnival. Kegworth is in that part of the East Midlands where Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire all meet. It is near to East Midlands Airport which, in the early 1960s, was still an airfield rather than a major transport hub. All that is in the future though; time to enjoy a less frenetic pace with lots of marching bands and a proud carnival queen.