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New DVD of Historic Film Footage

  • 13th November 2012

A new DVD is about the come out featuring archival film footage from around the county. Films have come from the collections of the Media Archive for Central England as well as our collections. One of the highlights will be the visit by Winston Churchill in May 1950 to receive the freedom of the city. Other subjects covered will be asparagus growing industry, floods, carpet making and Belbroughton scythemaking.

Bredon Spire

We know that historic films are always very popular. Over 2000 people have come along to the screenings we have done around the county over the last few years, and we often got asked if it was for sale. The Media Archive for Central England have now got a compilation of some of the most popular clips for sale.

In the asparagus fields

The DVD is being previewed at The Hive on Thursday 22nd November. At 2pm the editor, Andy McKay, will introducing a selection of films from the DVD. These will then be repeated at 3pm and 4pm for anyone unable to come the first screening. DVDs may be on sale on the day, for £14.99, and will then be on sale from the Explore the Past desk in the run up to Christmas.

Worcester Cathedral

If you are interested in seeing these films please come along to The Studio (behind the large painting on level 1) at 2pm on Thursday 22nd November.

For more details please email explorethepast@worcestershire.gov.uk.

Living through the floods

Scythe making in Belbroughton

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