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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Midland Montage: 09.03.1961: Know Your Midlands: Bridgnorth
It's bustling with tourists during the Summer but out of season things are looking quite bleak in Bridgnorth.
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A short silent travelogue-style visit to Bridgnorth on the River Severn in Shropshire made by the Midlands news magazine programme Midland Montage. In March 1961 the tourist trade was quiet: the pleasure boats appear to have been abandoned on the Severn and the tea rooms are empty. Even so, the famous cliff railway is operational and the market place is buzzing (with traffic).