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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Wirksworth Uphill Beer Barrel Race
At their secret Peak District training camp outside Wirksworth a group of elite athletes prepare for an extreme sporting challenge.
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Chris Tarrant drops by the 'training camp' set up by a group of Wirksworth pub landlords who are preparing for a sporting challenge that will test their strength and endurance: pushing beer barrels up a hill! The main credit has to go the ATV film crew though as they manage to stretch this visually limited shoot to over six minutes. The organiser, who is pushing a 'party seven' style can rather than a full barrel, is not the only one who is not taking this 'sport' seriously.