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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At a time when the rest of the world was waking up to the Beatles the village of Alrewas was quietly getting on in the way it always had.
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Just off the A38 Roman road north of Lichfield is the village of Alrewas. With the A38, River Trent and Trent and Mersey Canal passing close by most people encountering this lovely village will be on their way to somewhere else. This short home movie produced by local resident Terry Dowling makes the case to stop and linger. With timber framed buildings lining Main Street and quiet traffic free roads, Alrewas in the 1960s was a tranquil spot off the beaten track.