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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Pram Derby at Tewkesbury
Warning: contains images of men wearing nappies!
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A high speed pram race through the streets of Tewkesbury was a regular August bank holiday attraction in the Gloucestershire town in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Competitors took the racing (and the dressing up) extremely seriously, charging round the course at break-neck speeds. The adrenaline fuelled event pulled in the crowds with the good townsfolk of Tewkesbury cheering the madness on.