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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Temple Normanton Dying Village
Temple Normanton was built on coal but what happens when the industry disappears?
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Coal mining had always been essential to Temple Normaton's survival. It was the reason it existed and most of the villagers depended on it for their income. Without mining the North East Derbyshire village doesn't appear to have much of a future. The local children, unburdened by such concerns make the most of a fall of snow that helps to carpet the slag heaps and streets of the pit village in uncharacteristic white.