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
Know Your Midlands No 12
To the men outside the Brewers' Arms, the most important thing to come out of Burton upon Trent is obviously the one that comes out of a barrel.
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A tour of Burton upon Trent and its less well known Staffordshire neighbour, Uttoxeter made for broadcast on the then relatively new Midlands television service. In 1957 brewery trains still regularly criss-crossed the roads of Burton as local producers such as Bass made the town a thriving centre for the beer industry. The sleepy streets of Uttoxeter seem far removed from this clamour as life slowly ticks by.