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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The police are forced to take to a rowing boat as the River Stour bursts its banks and floods Kidderminster town centre.
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Intrepid motorists attempt to tackle the flood water with varying degrees of success (watch out for the motorist who reverses hard into a road sign); shop keepers try to protect their businesses and locals just take off their shoes and socks and wade in as a May 1955 flood brings chaos to Kidderminster.