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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From bikes to biplanes: anything goes in Northampton's annual hospital fund-raiser
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Elaborately decorated bicycles seem to have been a feature of 1930s carnivals and this one in Northampton, which is in aid of the local general hospital, is no exception. There's a 'bishop' and 'pearly king' in the parade as well as a gentleman in a stovepipe hat who has managed to build his own railway locomotive. The band even gets to travel by charabanc. This is a very special parade staged and enjoyed by the people of Northampton.