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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Raleigh: Fred Mitchell
Industrial relations and management's 'pound of flesh', on the shop floor of a large engineering firm in Nottingham.
Documentary 1980 26 mins
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Fred Mitchell, a former miner and guardsman is senior shop steward at the Sturmey Archer factory, a Raleigh subsidiary, in Nottingham. Their utilitarian but vital product - the three-speed bicycle hub - had been on sale since the 1930s and Fred is the link in the chain that ensures that good relations are kept between 'them and us' - management and the shop floor.
Sturmey Archer gear products were produced in Nottingham until 2000 when the company was split from Raleigh, with production now centred in Taiwan.
Government sponsored film 1945 4 mins
Cycling stunts and sight gags in a music hall curio.
Cinema Adverts for Humber, Raleigh and Rudge Bicycles
Advert 1938 2 mins
A fun selection of vintage animated adverts promoting some of Britain's leading bicycle brands.
Raleigh: Alan Oakley
Documentary 1980 26 mins
Alan Oakley is the man that gave Britain the iconic Raleigh Chopper bike. This 1980 profile finds him moving from drawing board to boardroom.
Rudge-Whitworth - Britain's Best Bicycle
Advert 1902 1 mins
A gentleman cyclist learns the error of his ways in one of the earliest surviving British film advertisements.
Riding on Air
Documentary 1959 16 mins Location: London
A beautiful and evocative survey of cycling's golden years.
School programme and Educational film 1972 21 mins
Innovation on two wheels - presenting the latest model of the design classic that reinvented British commuting.
Current affairs 1978 11 mins Location: Harborne
By local folks, for local folks' - printing the local news where you live.
High Jinks at Nottingham
Non-Fiction 1928 1 mins Location: Nottingham
Visitors to Nottingham Carnival enjoy themselves on land and water
University of Nottingham: Carnival Revue 1951
Home movie 1951 22 mins Location: Nottingham
Students from the University of Nottingham take to the streets with fund raising, fancy dress and frippery as their annual carnival lights up Festival of Britain year.
Jack Dunnett MP for Nottingham Central
Non-Fiction 1971 9 mins Location: Nottingham
Nottingham MP Jack Dunnett: a true man of the people who puts his constituents first but still finds time to support his local football team.
Nottingham Goose Fair
Non-Fiction 1926 1 mins Location: Nottingham
It's the time of the Nottingham Goose Fair and the crowds are out to enjoy the rides, stalls and other amusements
Documentary 1969 45 mins Location: Nottingham
Stephen Frears' documentary about two hard-working families living in unsanitary houses in St Ann's, Nottingham
Grounded on the Platters: HMS Conway
Home movie 1953 7 mins Location: Anglesey/Ynysmôn
A sorry end to any ship: timings, tide and wind played their part in pushing HMS Conway onto the Platters rocks in the Menai Strait on 14/4/1953.
Exeter Real Ale Festival
News 1975 3 mins Location: Exeter
The wet and warm ale goes down a treat as aficionados gather to celebrate real ale.
Home movie 1955 8 mins Location: Llanddwyn Island/Ynys Llanddwyn
Sea pinks and samphire, lighthouses and church ruins – Llanddwyn’s charms are many and varied.
News 1979 2 mins Location: Plymouth
Experimentation with a coat for two leaves couples with really no escape.
Bath Festival of Blues and Progressive Music
News 1970 2 mins Location: Shepton Mallet
Progressive gathering of festival goers hits the blues.
Dawson: Lower Penn Show
Home movie 1954 4 mins Location: Lower Penn
Another blustery summer day in the 1950s and it's Lower Penn's carnival parade.