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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VE Day Party at Colwick
With races and a Punch and Judy show for the children and tug of war and a 'drunks' race for the adults the VE party at Colwick is soon in full swing.
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Film maker Charles Horrell worked for BP and shot this charming record of a country coming out of war amid the oil storage tanks of Colwick on the outskirts of Nottingham. The grass is mowed and preparations made at the Yacht Inn for the biggest party for years. The final caption: "And so the party went on far into the night" sums up the mood of July 1945.