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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Takes a Pig To Market
From a nod and a wink to a discrete touch of the collar - the secrets of the livestock auction revealed at Bridgnorth in Shropshire.
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Sue Jay goes in search of characters at Bridgnorth livestock market. Generations of local farmers have bought and sold on the Smithfield site at Bridgnorth and it's that mix of camaraderie and suspicious competition that is at the centre of this film. It's not just about trade though, as Sue finds out when she joins the traders in one of the local pubs which is allowed extended drinking hours as a market day perk.