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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Old Age Pensioners First Visit to Seaside
Far from their Black Country home, Edie and Mick experience their first trip to see the sea.
News 1973 5 mins
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A momentous day for Edie and Mick Atkins from Portobello in Willenhall in the industrial West Midlands - it's their first ever trip to the seaside and it's being recorded by a film crew from local news programme ATV Today. Joy and pleasure abound, particularly from Edie, who goes as far as getting her feet wet, as they find out what they've been missing during a trip to Llandudno.
Home movie 1958 4 mins Silent Location: Llandudno
Donald Duck comes home with the Sunday School trippers from Bethel Chapel, Dyserth!
Amateur film 1992 7 mins Location: Southport
A concise and colourful history of the feature that every seaside resort should have.
Travelogue 1941 14 mins Silent Location: Llandudno
Romance blossoms amongst the donkeys on the beach at Llandudno and the glories of north Wales are explored, from piers, lakes, hills of sheep.
Travelogue 1946 8 mins Silent Location: Shrewsbury
Pin-sharp post-war views of the welshest parts of Wales, from slate and coal mines to the fine cities like Aberystwyth.
Non-Fiction 1929 1 mins Silent Location: Llandudno
Llandudno's Rose Queen looks resplendent as she receives her crown on Alexandra Rose Day in June 1929.
Our Holiday – St Fagans, aeroplanes and high wire act, and Llandudno Our Holiday – St Fagans, aeroplanes and high wire act, and Llandudno
Amateur film 1965 8 mins Silent Location: Cardiff/Caerdydd
Mother and cousin enjoy a fit of the giggles as mother’s young son drives them round the track and father does the shooting.
Documentary 2019 16 mins
Three years after their father passed, a family of four women come together through a series of phone calls spanning over three months.
Animation & Artists Moving Image 2017 4 mins
A comedy-drama animation about two best friends growing up in the same world but experiencing it completely differently.
Drama 2018 8 mins
Samona Olanipekun explores the concepts of home, identity and belonging, from the starting point of the theme of globalisation.
Drama 2017 16 mins
Compelling story of a complex relationship between an imperious father and his son.
Documentary 2020 28 mins
Three African American fathers unravel the incomparable partnership of forgiveness and community.
Music video 2019 8 mins
A conceptual film following musical artist Jords’ quest to serendipity. The Tree of Life’ is the cornerstone of the film as he battles to triumph through grief.
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