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 4
Intended for viewers of ATV's Midlands television service this short travelogue shows us some of the landmarks of the Malverns, an area that inspired both Elgar and Tolkien.
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From the busy scenes in the bustling spa town of Great Malvern where we see views of the Abbey Gateway and Winter Gardens to the more tranquil beauty spot of the Malvern Hills. This is an area steeped in history and mythology where Edward Elgar found inspiration and calm away from the hustle and bustle of the Midlands and Alfred Watkins claimed he found ley lines running across the ancient hills.