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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A shake up for the stocking industry as seamless nylons begin to take over from the fully fashioned look that had dominated since the war.
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Outside the Bennett Brothers hosiery factory in Hinckley reporter Pat Astley stops a group of woman to ask, "Can I have a word with you about stockings?" Seamless nylons are the new craze (in New York anyway, Hinckley is possibly lagging in the fashion stakes) but many women are still keen on their fully fashioned look. Astley also talks to Mr Bennett from the firm as early signs of the industry's slow decline gather on the horizon.