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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Cows, sheep but mainly horses: the Tenbury Wells agricultural show basks in summer sunshine.
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This typical 1950s agricultural show at Tenbury Wells in Worcestershire (on a sunny day for once) was filmed by Frank Dale from Leominster. Mr Dale, who was in the agricultural building business, had a keen interest in all things equine and he concentrates his filming on the horses from the show jumpers to the shires. The Dale family were also keen show jumping competitors and are seen loading their saddles at the start of the film.
The Dales also attract the attention of a photographer from the Birmingham Mail who gets his pictures on display shortly afterwards: social media 1950s style?