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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Opening of New Market at Builth Wells
October 1953 brings a red letter day for the farming community of a small Welsh town.
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Crowds have flocked to Builth Wells for the ceremonial opening of a new cattle market. The event brings out the MP for Brecon and Radnorshire, Tudor Watkins, as well as the mayor - highlighting the importance of farming to the local economy. Leominster businessman Frank Dale, whose building company had erected the market, shot these scenes. Mr Dale can also be seen briefly in front of the camera taking still photographs of the animals in their sale pens.