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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Tenbury Wells 1963
1963 caught on camera: Tenbury Wells from snow chaos to carnival hi-jinks.
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This filmed diary of 1963 provides us with a charming look back at life in the Worcestershire town of Tenbury Wells. Beginning with a drive through the snow of one of the worst winters on record it features the year's major events. It's the details that stand-out: the lavish fancy dress costumes, the W. I. covering their stalls as the rain begins to fall during a typical British summer and can you spot the Tide washing powder promotion complete with white-suited salesman?
The reel is one of a number of local items produced by George Kendrick who ran a small photographic business in Tenbury Wells as well as a bakery and cafe.