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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Baer: VE Day
At Littleover in Derby the end of war in Europe is marked by Britannia leading a fancy dress parade. And, after nearly six years of war, it's finally time for a street party!
Home movie 1945 19 mins Silent
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Swiss born film-maker William Baer captured these scenes in Derby on VE Day in 1945. Film was hard to come by and, although not pin sharp, it's a valuable record of events on that day: from a lively women's football match on the playing fields of Littleover County Primary School to a street party tea for local children on Gayton Avenue. It continues with images from a holiday in Devon - a return to some kind of normality?
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