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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Sunday School Treat, July 1939
Marching bands and a floral pram parade mark the highlight of Hinckley's Sunday School calendar.
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Walking past the Leicestershire and Warwickshire Electric Power Company offices on Upper Bond Street in the Leicestershire town of Hinckley we see a group of Sunday School children. It's July 1939 so the homemade banners calling for 'Joy Through Peace' have an added poignancy two months before the outbreak of war. Decorated prams and marching bands feature in this charming snapshot of pre-war life filmed by Hinckley resident Miss Lovis Toone.