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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Unable to tell a Wilton from an Axminster? Baffled by your shags, yarns and hanks? Help is at hand with this in-depth guide to Kidderminster's carpet industry.
Documentary 1963 25 mins
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From the days when television provided a window on the world this ATV Midland outside broadcast shows us an in-depth look behind the scenes at a carpet factory. Although it's not named in the broadcast the featured firm is Carpet Trades Ltd, one of several manufacturers in the Worcestershire town that was aiming to carpet the world with its products.
Textiles on Film
Home movie 1937 20 mins Silent Location: Llangollen
Nellie Boote's laundry in Market Street in operation, the women dashing away with all manner of smoothing irons as clothes are sorted, mended, washed, ironed and sorted again.
Documentary 1965 24 mins Location: Langley Mill
A mile of yarn and a million loops to make one stocking: the culmination of a four hundred year old craft.
News 1967 6 mins Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Fashion doesnt grow on treesor does it! Tyne Tees TV was bang on-trend with this brilliant news feature on the hip 1960s cult for a disposable age - paper fashion.
Industry sponsored film 1971 23 mins Location: Greengates
Twisted yarns and empty spindles, everything from Bouclé to Slub yarn, from beginning to end, and all, in the end, displayed on a ‘normal’ model in typical 1970s fashion.
Messrs. Barlow and Jones Ltd., Manchester and Bolton Messrs. Barlow and Jones Ltd., Manchester and Bolton
Promotional 1919 19 mins Silent Location: Bolton
From raw resource to finished product, by cleaning and spinning, weaving and bleaching - take a look at the textile industry from the inside.
Winter Fashions have been Modelled in a Park in Exmouth Winter Fashions have been Modelled in a Park in Exmouth
News 1977 2 mins Silent Location: Exmouth
Wearing Fur gets Hairy
Documentary 1975 34 mins Location: Kidderminster
Sponsored film 1953 21 mins Location: Canvey Island
Work, rest and play for the men of steel in this screen review from Welsh steel and tinplate manufacturers Richard Thomas & Baldwin.
Home movie 1954 20 mins Silent Location: Kidderminster
A busy Saturday in Kidderminster: shoppers crowd the pavements, a policeman directs traffic. Suddenly the alert is sounded and the full force of the Cold War descends.
Amateur film 1955 4 mins Silent Location: Kidderminster
The police are forced to take to a rowing boat as the River Stour bursts its banks and floods Kidderminster town centre.
Midland Montage: 17.11.1960: Kidderminster Road Crossing Midland Montage: 17.11.1960: Kidderminster Road Crossing
Non-Fiction 1960 7 mins Location: Kidderminster
Pedestrian crossings: "They're marvellous!" So say the people of Kidderminster but the town's clerk thinks otherwise, leaving residents dicing with death on the town's roads.
Drama 2020 69 mins
After a huge argument and years of silence, two teenage boys living in Phuket meet up again by chance and gradually rebuild their relationship in this highly-acclaimed Thai TV series.
Drama 2020 84 mins
Episode 4 of a highly-acclaimed Thai TV series about two friends navigating love, friendship and identity.
Drama 2020 76 mins
Episode 3 of a highly-acclaimed Thai TV series about two friends navigating love, friendship and identity.
Drama 2020 83 mins
Episode 5 of a highly-acclaimed Thai TV series about two friends navigating love, friendship and identity.
Drama 2020 73 mins
Episode 2 of a highly-acclaimed Thai TV series about two friends navigating love, friendship and identity.
Drama 2019 33 mins
China in the early 1990s. By day, Chen Shi is a man employed in a textile workshop. At night, she is a woman in a red dress. One evening, she falls in love with a man she meets at a dance hall.