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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Richards: Kettering 1945 - 1948
1945 and a new era dawns. Goodbye to the evacuees and the ever-present American Air Force as Kettering looks to the future.
Amateur film 1948 20 mins Silent
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This record of life in the Northamptonshire town of Kettering was shot using the amateur 9.5mm format between 1945 and 1948 by C.W. Richards. A valuable snapshot of life, from the Home Guard enjoying a pint at the end of 'hostilities' to parading American service men. The war gradually recedes into memory as life returns to normal (apart from rationing) and culminates with fun and games at the first post-war carnival parade held in June 1948.
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