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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The sights and sounds of Walsall Market
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"The good things of England are what we can see around". So says the former mayor of Walsall Sid Wright about the appeal of the town's market. And he should know - he's a stallholder with a thriving crockery business. The superlatives are certainly flowing during this news report: "the best midweek market in the country" it is claimed. It could even be justified if the stallholders' marketplace patter, which is captured by the news report, is anything to go by.