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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May Day Ponies
Sam Jeavons is a Black Country horse man through and through and May Day is a time to decorate his wagon and bring some colour to Upper Gornal's streets.
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Sam Jeavons has always looked after horses and travels the streets of the Black County in his pony and wagon, which, today, is all 'trimmed up' for May Day. He's even gone as far as to have Trigger eat his breakfast indoors (not sure if Roy Rogers would have agreed with that). Thankfully for Sam's human visitors, Trigger has been trained not to do any of his 'motions' in the house.