If you’re in the Midlands region and tuned into ITV Central tonight you may have seen our DVD releases, Derbyshire on Film – The Peak District and Nottingham on Film pop up!
Nottingham on Film is available to purchase at Nottingham Tourism Centre in the city, but you can also purchase it online at our webshop, as well as on Amazon, Ebay and Play.com
Among hidden gems are scenes of enjoyment at the Goose Fair, coronation celebrations, life on the shop floor in knitwear, lace, bicycles and tobacco; trade on the River Trent, and a wealth of news reports from ITV’s regional news magazine programme, ATV Today. These include the opening of the Nottingham Playhouse and building work at the ‘new’ Victoria Centre in 1964.
Derbyshire on Film – The Peak District has just been released and contains 80 minutes of archive films from the 1930s to 1980s. Some of the images will be familiar to many, such as Dovedale Stepping Stones which have barely changed since 1938. But other’s provide a ghostly vision of what once was. There is a beautful moment when a steam train billows out of the Monsal tunnel, along the Headtone Viaduct and through the valley. I rewound this moment quite a few times when I watched the DVD myself!
Other moments that are now simply memories captured on film and photographs are cotton spinning at Masson Mill and a look back to the flooding of Ashopton and Derwent Village to make way for Ladybower Reservoir.
Anyone who has a passion for the Peak District and Derbyshire will no doubt be tranfixed by some of these rarely seen images which are now released on DVD for many to see and enjoy.
MACE have a special offer running on the two DVDs until 27th August, exclusive to their website: If the two titles are purchased together we are offering a £2 discount. Simply place both titles in your Webshop basket and the discount will automatically apply.
Nottingham on Filmand Derbyshire on Film – The Peak District are two of nine DVDs being released in a series called Midlands on Film, which in different ways capture the people, history, culture and traditions of the Midlands through moving images. More titles will be released throughout September and October.