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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The Meet of the Quorn Hounds at Kirby Gate 1912
Huge crowds gather to see off the Quorn Hunt in Leicestershire - and there's not a saboteur in sight.
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The date is 6 November 1912 and, according to the Melton Mowbray Times, thousands of people travelled from across the Midlands to see the Quorn Hunt off on their first fox hunt of the new season. According to the paper the resulting queue of horse drawn and mechanically propelled vehicles used to transport them stretched for a couple of miles. Those crowds are certainly in evidence in this local topical that would have been a popular attraction in Melton cinemas at the time.