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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Kineton Signal Box
Dr Beeching has ensured that the last train has now departed from Kineton so what is there to do but drink tea and enjoy the quiet life?
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David Lloyd visits Kineton on the railway line between Stratford-upon-Avon and Fenny Compton where, thanks to the Beeching Report, no more trains will ever run. This lack of activity makes for a quiet life for the signal box staff who are surprisingly still required to work twenty-four hours a day. Twelve hour shifts through the night with just a book to read, tea to drink and a few routine equipment tests makes for a tedious job.