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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Silver Joy Nylons
With nails filed smooth to avoid snagging, the expert staff of this Derbyshire nylons firm are even ready to tackle the mystery of the seamed seamless stocking.
Industry sponsored film 1954 33 mins Silent
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This silent industrial film made for A. Booth and Sons of Ilkeston shows both a busy textile factory at work and the social life surrounding the company. Saving the limited colour stock for scenes of workers heading home or enjoying a party are unthinkable in today's world of corporate brand marketing of 'the product', but it leaves us now with a warm glow of nostalgia for the days of company social clubs, when 'the works' truly were at the centre of the community.
Courtesy of Derbyshire County Council.
Textiles on Film
Home movie 1937 20 mins Silent Location: Llangollen
Nellie Boote's laundry in Market Street in operation, the women dashing away with all manner of smoothing irons as clothes are sorted, mended, washed, ironed and sorted again.
Documentary 1965 24 mins Location: Langley Mill
A mile of yarn and a million loops to make one stocking: the culmination of a four hundred year old craft.
News 1967 6 mins Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Fashion doesnt grow on treesor does it! Tyne Tees TV was bang on-trend with this brilliant news feature on the hip 1960s cult for a disposable age - paper fashion.
Industry sponsored film 1971 23 mins Location: Greengates
Twisted yarns and empty spindles, everything from Bouclé to Slub yarn, from beginning to end, and all, in the end, displayed on a ‘normal’ model in typical 1970s fashion.
Messrs. Barlow and Jones Ltd., Manchester and Bolton Messrs. Barlow and Jones Ltd., Manchester and Bolton
Promotional 1919 19 mins Silent Location: Bolton
From raw resource to finished product, by cleaning and spinning, weaving and bleaching - take a look at the textile industry from the inside.
Winter Fashions have been Modelled in a Park in Exmouth Winter Fashions have been Modelled in a Park in Exmouth
News 1977 2 mins Silent Location: Exmouth
Wearing Fur gets Hairy
Advert 1942 5 mins Silent Location: Ilkeston
With ration books at the ready, shoppers had to stretch the pennies in wartime Derbyshire.
Home movie 1960 3 mins Silent Location: Ilkeston
The end of a busy day's trading at Ilkeston Market: stalls to dismantle, unsold stock to pack away, rubbish to collect and for the successful there are the takings to count.
Industry sponsored film 1966 21 mins Location: Sherwood
From socks and vests to fancy knitted sportswear, Meridian Ltd aim to clothe the nation from the region where the industry was born.
Booth: Hastings, May Procession and Ilkeston Carnival Booth: Hastings, May Procession and Ilkeston Carnival
Amateur film 1937 16 mins Silent Location: Hastings
From a seaside getaway in Hastings to all the marching bands that Ilkeston could muster. A home movie that travels the UK.
Documentary 2019 16 mins
Three years after their father passed, a family of four women come together through a series of phone calls spanning over three months.
Animation & Artists Moving Image 2017 4 mins
A comedy-drama animation about two best friends growing up in the same world but experiencing it completely differently.
Drama 2018 8 mins
Samona Olanipekun explores the concepts of home, identity and belonging, from the starting point of the theme of globalisation.
Drama 2017 16 mins
Compelling story of a complex relationship between an imperious father and his son.
Documentary 2020 28 mins
Three African American fathers unravel the incomparable partnership of forgiveness and community.
Music video 2019 8 mins
A conceptual film following musical artist Jords’ quest to serendipity. The Tree of Life’ is the cornerstone of the film as he battles to triumph through grief.
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