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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From the swan's neck to the cow's tail: rope making on the cut with Alf Langford.
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John Swallow gets off to a bad start in his interview with Tipton rope maker Alf Langford, whose demeanour doesn't suggest that he is going to be a successful television personality any time soon. However, it is his skill and enthusiasm in making decorative fenders and ropes for the canal boat trade that shines through, although the final rope he demonstrates suggests it's a good point to end the interview.