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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Royal Visit to Oldbury
The Queen makes a brief visit to the Black Country industrial town of Oldbury and stays just long enough to receive a souvenir.
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Queen Elizabeth II is only glimpsed briefly in this record of her trip to Oldbury on 23 April 1957. Even so, the unidentified film-maker manages to create an interesting film despite the lack of decent footage of the monarch. He drives along the route that the royal motorcade will take, capturing lovely images on the morning of the visit. Oldbury Mayor Alfred Gunn awaits the Queen nervously ready to present a titanium posy bowl (Prince Philip received a shooting stick).