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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Scenes in Glossop
The camera travels past terraces, shops, mills and bustling streets as it makes its stately progress through pre-First World War Glossop.
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A journey along Glossop High Street filmed by a camera fitted to a tram in the style known as a 'phantom ride'. Shawl wearing women, children crossing in front of the tram and people hurrying about their business make up this glimpse into a time more than a century ago. The final shot takes us on a slow pan across terraces and chimneys with the Electric Cinema, shining in its whiteness and modernity on George Street, an obvious landmark and likely destination for this film.