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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Despite having to work in an office for a living, Wolverhampton's Tessa Sanderson is tipped to be the greatest javelin thrower ever.
Non-Fiction 1977 7 mins
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With no sponsor and living at home in Wolverhampton Tessa Sanderson seemed an unlikely prospect for Olympic glory. But her drive and determination by 1977 had already taken her within a whisker of the javelin world record even though she had not won a major event. She had five more Olympic appearances ahead of her, including her gold medal success at Los Angeles in 1984, when she spoke to Lynda Berry of ATV Today.
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News 1967 2 mins Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
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Wellsbury: Ward's Bridge Inter House Athletics Championships Wellsbury: Ward's Bridge Inter House Athletics Championships
Home movie 1967 8 mins Silent Location: Wednesfield
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Animation & Artists Moving Image 2017 4 mins
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Documentary 2020 28 mins
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Music video 2019 8 mins
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