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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Market Harborough: Public Welcome to Service Men
Children in their Sunday best lead the parade to welcome home the survivors from the nearly 2,000 'Harborough Boys' who bravely went to war.
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Proud soldiers parade through Market Harborough as the town welcomes home the men who survived the Great War. Prayers are said and medals awarded. Visible scars are obvious but reflect on the emotional scars that remain hidden. These are the lucky ones though; the names of 254 men from Market Harborough and its surrounding villages of Great and Little Bowden are now inscribed on the town's war memorial.