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.
This film is part of Free
Far from the new-fangled 'chrome plated' American import of ten pin bowling this is Gloucestershire's traditional pub version of skittles.
From the collection of:
With a history going back hundreds of years the skittle players of Gloucestershire are proud of their heritage. The England test cricketer Tom Graveney is one of the team captains at the Plaisterers Arms at Winchcombe trying out a different ball skill for his winter break. Spare a thought for Tom, the 'sticker', who sets up 1,000 skittles a night, although scoring a Beaver will make his life much easier.