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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Redditch Carnival 1951
With much bowing and curtseying the new carnival queen of Redditch takes her place on what appears to be a giant wedding cake.
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Thirteen years before it was designated a new town Redditch was a small Midlands settlement with a proud industrial heritage. The 1951 carnival reflects that civic pride with the crowning of the carnival queen who, together with her attendants, is draped in miles of satin. They take their place in the parade alongside reminders of that industry and a display from local motorcycle manufacturing giants Royal Enfield.