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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It's not really a 'Winter Wonderland' for the drivers of Halesowen who faced the treacherously icy roads of Christmas 1957.
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Film maker Ken Allen captures scenes of his home-town of Halesowen after snow fell over Christmas 1957. In the days before the widespread gritting of roads, narrow cross-ply tyres and other modern driving developments we now take for granted the roads over winter could be treacherous and liable to catch out any motorist - even bus drivers.