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Midlands buses on film archive
From: Jonathan (LVVS) Tue 8 Jan 2013 17:16
 
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I’m writing today from the Media Archive for Central England (MACE). MACE is the screen archive for the East and West Midlands. A limited company and registered charity, we provide opportunities for everyone to connect with the culture and history of the Midlands through a 70,000 strong collection of film, tape and digital material. You can read more about us on our website at www.macearchive.org

Over the last few months we have uploaded a series of curated ‘screenings’ on vimeo and we thought you may be interested in one of our latest uploads, Top Deck Tales.

This nostalgic compilation of archive film curated by MACE, the screen archive for the Midlands, is a look back at bus travel in the Midlands. Remembering the days when Midland Red buses ruled the roads of the region and the Bull Ring bus station was an exciting new development for passengers. Also a chance to see the final trolley buses running in Walsall, finding out if it’s ok to eat fish and chips on the top deck and debating one of the burning questions of 1965: can women really drive buses?

This 30 minute video is viewable for free on Vimeo here: http://vimeo.com/54595436#at=0

It will be available to view until Thursday 31st January 2013

(includes Midland Red, Walsall corporation, Trent, Barton and Nottingham Corporation)