Come Celebrate the Tipton Slasher at Tipton Library and Enjoy a screening of Gi’ It Some ‘Ommer. Black Country folk at their best!


Today the lovely people at Tipton Library, one of MACE‘s Full Circle Groups, are having a free archive film screening of Gi’ It Some ‘Ommer (2) to celebrate their Tipton Slasher week and promote the value of archive film as an educational and historical resource.

The day officially began with the unveiling of a painting of the Tipton Slasher, by a modern day local rising star, Boxer, Liam Gould.


The Black Country, known to many as the ‘Birthplace of the Industrial Revolution’ used to be 90% Foundry’s and Factories. Steel, Iron & Engineering were the bread and butter of the Black Country population. 

‘Cocking’, Dog fights, and watching the William Perry, Tipton Slasher’s bare knuckle boxing matches were just some of the ways the good honest people of the Black Country spent their spare time.

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It may have been described as an ‘inward looking, isolated area cut through with canals’, but there are still signs of industries that are now long gone, having left their mark on the Black Country landscape and the hearts of the proud people who live here.

Today’s library event celebrating the life of Tipton Slasher William Perry allows people to look at his family history, admire works of art by local artist G. Colbourne that the Slasher has inspired and to revel in a little nostalgia with a screening of MACE Black Country archive films ( to buy a copy of ATV: The Black Country 1969 please visit the MACE shop

and not forgetting the chance to listen to musicians perform songs inspired by the Slasher himself.

What a day!

If you have any old films, cine or tape or moving image materials relating to Tipton, the Black Country or the wider Midlands region and would like to know how to look after them, please get in touch with us at MACE (Media Archive for Central England) to learn how to preserve them for future generations for years to come.

Tel: 01522 837752
Email: info@macearchive.org
Web: www.macearchive.org

Saluting the Slasher Day

Tipton Library

Saturday 24th March 2012

10am – 2pm

Programme of events

10.15 am Opening of event and unveiling of Tipton Slasher Portrait by boxer Liam Gould

10.30 am Art Workshops with Graham Colbourne and Friends (all day)

11am Tracing the Slasher’s Family Tree
with Joan Keeling (all day)

11.15 Local History Film Shows
(all day)

1pm Sing a Song for the Slasher Competition
Live Performances from the Top Two

1.15pm Song Competition Winner Announced

1.30 Raffle Announced

2pm Close of Event

Robert Hazel
Community Library Manager

Sandwell Council… working for you

Sandwell Council
Tipton Library
17 Unity Walk
Tipton
DY4 8QL
W: http://www.sandwell.gov.uk

T: 0121 557 1796
E: robert_hazel@sandwell.gov.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Getting ready to launch!! A few photo updates on the @MACEarchive team @unilincoln launch day activities…


MACE Archivist Kayla Thompson prepares film for transfer in the Technician Suite and answers questions for the BBC Look North News Team.

Development Manager Emma Morley and MACE Director James Patterson celebrate the launch of Nottingham on Film at the MACE Archive Uni of Lincoln launch event.

MACE Full Circle Curator Kay Ogilvie helps hang photos for the launch exhibition.

Full Circle Curator Lucie Kerley helps with finishing touches on MACE exhibition.

MACE’s Richard Shenton and Philip Leach measure the exhibition space to hang the final prints.

Photography Copyright: Lucie Kerley

FULL CIRCLE PRESENTS: TODAY AT DASH IN SHREWSBURY AT 2pm, 1960S BARRS COURT SPECIAL SCHOOL FILM TO BE SHOWN AT DISABILITY ARCHIVE FILM SCREENING. RAISING THE ‘BARR’ FOR DISABILITY ARTS. DASH JOINS FULL CIRCLE’S FILM SEARCH.


Last year, DASH – Disability Arts in Shropshire, decided to participate in the Full Circle project, a 3 year Heritage Lottery Funded film search project run by MACE, The Media Archive for Central England. DASH is a disability arts user led organisation, running arts projects across Shropshire and beyond.

Full Circle will support local history societies and other organisations in finding, identifying and using film and video for the benefit of their community.

DASH is one of many community groups helping Full Circle as they embark upon a search for Midlands related moving image materials, such as film, tape or videos hidden away in the community.

DASH is holding it’s annual 2011 Disability Film Festival from 25TH – 28TH October.

As part of this a Full Circle screening of Midlands related archive footage is being held at 2pm, Today, Thursday 27th October at : DASH – Disability Arts in Shropshire,
Unit 4, Monkmoor Road, Monkmoor, Shrewsbury. SY2 5 ST
Visit: http://www.dasharts.org/newsArticle.jsp?newsID=312 – for full festival listings

The screening will include a digitised 16mm title from the Barrs Court Special School Collection: “A film showing how mentally handicapped children learn to live in the community through work, play, visits, travel, and new experiences.” The film was shot around 1964-65 by the Headteacher Mrs Gorin to act as a promotional film for the school to help raise money for a new pool. This film shows an example of the type of film footage that has already been donated to MACE and emphasises the importance of preserving these previously unseen gems.

Liz Pimblett of The Hereford Museum Resource & Learning Centre Full Circle Group – was contacted by Nigel Deeley, whose mother was deputy Head at Barrs Court Special School.

“We were all very excited to see what the collection contained as archive material relating to disabilities is not something that comes to light very often.”
The films were originally shot by the school’s headmistress Mrs Gorin.
Mrs Gorin set up the school in 1954 and was a qualified special needs teacher.

Barrs Court School for mentally handicapped children was ran by Herefordshire Health. Originally it had just 3 employees and then increased in size over the years.

Nigel Deeley’s mother started working at the school originally as a volunteer member of support staff in 1954 and after some shake-up at the school then went on to work as the Assistant Head. Mrs Deeley worked at the school for nearly 30 years.

During those years Mrs Gorin & Mrs Deeley ran the school they took the children on many school trips and holidays. Mrs Gorin had the idea to make a promotional film for the school to help raise funds for a swimming pool and toured the film around the area. Nigel Deeley often helped out in the evening at these film screenings. There were no men involved in the making of the film.

After Gorin left they virtually rebuilt the whole school, originally there was just two classrooms and 2 teachers. The school didn’t cook their own meals as the food used to come from the adjacent kitchens of another Hereford school close by .There were approximately 30 pupils at the school up to the ages of 15/16. A new hydrotherapy pool has now been built at the school to replace the old one and when Nigel Deeley’s mother died they put some money towards the fund for the new hydrotherapy replacement pool.

If you feel that you may have some old reels of film, tape or home videos that may be of interest to Full Circle’s search, that relate to the heritage of the Midlands, please get in touch with:

Full Circle project | Media Archive for Central England (MACE)
Lucie Kerley – Full Circle Curator – 07919 896505 / 01522 837756 (Wednesday’s) –
lkerley@lincoln.ac.uk

or
Dr Paul A. Darke
Visual Arts Manager
DASH – Disability Arts in Shropshire
Tel: 01743 272939 & 01743 271676
Fax: 01743 272939
darke@dasharts.org
http://www.dasharts.org
Unit 4, Monkmoor Road,
Monkmoor,
Shrewsbury
SY2 5 ST
Company No. 4294985
Registered Charity No. 1090677

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