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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Morrison: The Garden Cinema
From the lads of the Crown Inn to the local draper, Mr A. C. Cordon, film-maker Freddy Morrison captures everyday Shropshire village life for the Garden Cinema.
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Reminiscent of the early cinema pioneers who aimed to give everyone the chance of seeing themselves on the big screen, Freddy Morrison of Cleobury Mortimer revived the practice in the late 1930s using the amateur 9.5mm format. His films mix village life with local outings (a trip to see the thrills of the Isle of Man TT) with endearingly basic adverts for local businesses ("Phone Cleobury '6' to book a coach trip").