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: 17.11.1960: Kidderminster Road Crossing
Pedestrian crossings: "They're marvellous!" So say the people of Kidderminster but the town's clerk thinks otherwise, leaving residents dicing with death on the town's roads.
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In 1960 Kidderminster was the only town in the Midlands not to have a single pedestrian crossing. When Leslie Dunn visited Worcestershire for ATV's Midland Montage magazine series he discovered that the public was generally in favour of them. However, the Town Clerk, John Evans, felt very differently and claimed not to have seen any 'real trouble' in fourteen years. Consequently pedestrians had to continue to do battle with increasing levels of traffic.