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.
This film is part of Free
Noise in Council Flats
Blissful long summer days with children playing outside late into the evening. In Smethwick not everyone is enjoying the fun.
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Noise pollution was a big issue in the 1960s: from the whine of the jet engine to the ever increasing throb of traffic. In the summer of 1965 in Smethwick there was a drive to reduce this issue by separating families with (noisy) children from those without. Gwyn Richards investigates for ATV Today discovering that although some would benefit from a quieter life at least one person can foresee a ghetto for the old and childless.