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.
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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.