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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Woodlice racing: a practice to improve fertility or an excuse for gambling?
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We're not really sure what's going on here at Brockhampton but think of it as another day in the life of a local news reporter. David Eggleton is the man on the spot for ATV Today trying to make sense of a story about woodlice. The highly trained isopods, all on special diets (of course) race against each other in a stunt which is claimed to be part of an ancient fertility custom by local man John Lanfear. ATV's louse goes belly-up well before the finish line - oops!