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.
This film is part of Free
Scrapbook for 1942
It's clear from this homemovie that the war had only a fleeting impact during a very bleak year.
From the collection of:
Brothers John and Terry Wright from Leicester practice using an ARP stirrup pump to extinguish a fire and, during the winter, their towering snow man takes on a familiar, albeit sinister form. Other than these examples life in wartime appears unchanged for the Wright family. Holidays, country walks and healthy outdoor pursuits dominate. From some less than expert ice skating on the frozen Groby Pool to a trip away from their Blitz threatened city in the family caravan.