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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Steam Museum at Cadeby Vicarage
At a vicarage in Leicestershire a little bit of the old Great Western Railway lives on.
From the collection of:
Edwin 'Teddy' Boston, the Rector of Cadeby in Leicestershire, was nicknamed 'the fat clergyman' by that fellow railway enthusiast and man of the cloth, Reverend W. Awdry. Here we see Boston demonstrating his pride and joy: a scale model of a Devon section of the Great Western Railway. Particularly impressive is his devotion to scale accuracy even going as far as creating a fast running clock that can replicate the entire working day in only three hours.
Teddy Boston, who also operated a working narrow gauge railway in his garden, died in 1986.