Volunteering Opportunity at MACE for University of Lincoln Students


We’re looking for volunteers to work on a  Heritage Lottery Fund Project called What Can You See? which aims to save 18 significant film collections and to make this important film heritage accessible to all. 

Students at the University of Lincoln will have the opportunity to play a key role in this project by watching these films and describing to us what they think is important in each film, what is most interesting and engaging about them. These contributions will enable us to make the films widely accessible and to identify trends that will help our website search engine guide more people to films they want to see.

Volunteers will be given training and support throughout this element of the project which will take place between September and December 2017.

You can find out more about the opportunity here including application details and deadlines.

MACE Footage Features in Pedalling Dreams: The Raleigh Story


Discover the fascinating story of Raleigh with Pedalling Dreams, a brand new documentary charting the history of the world famous bicycle company.

Produced by Testimony Films, Pedalling Dreams: The Raleigh Story, tells the extraordinary tale of the remarkable characters and famous bicycle designs that spawned out of one of Nottingham’s most famous companies.

Featuring a mixture of archive footage from MACE along with interviews and testimonies from former employees, this beautifully illustrated documentary uncovers Raleigh’s fascinating journey from its humble beginnings, ups and downs, to becoming the largest manufacturer of bicycles in the world.

The documentary premiers on BBC Four on Wednesday 15th of March at 9pm and will also be available on BBC iPlayer.

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Winter Sale – Made in Leicester – 30% OFF!


It’s the final few days of our winter sale, so order now before it is too late. Made in Leicester is a celebration of the multicultural city at the heart of England, and contrary to popular belief, is known for more than winning the Premier League title last season.

Presented by Leicester’s own Rosemary Conley CBE with contributions from current market stall holders as well as Leicester’s first elected mayor, Sir Peter Soulsby, this DVD is a tribute to ‘Britain’s favourite market’ and the manufacturing heritage of Leicester.

Order now via our ebay page for just £5.59 or call us on 01522 837750.

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Winter Sale – Worcestershire on Film – 30% off!


Our giveaway may be over, but it’s not too late to take advantage of our winter sale and take home Worcestershire on Film for just £5.59.

Worcestershire is a county steeped in history and between its rolling countryside and Rivers Avon and Severn sit towns, villages and communities rich in manufacturing, crop growing and cultural heritage, from market gardening in the Vale of Evesham to carpet making in Kidderminster.

Order now via our ebay page or phone us on 01522 837750.

Winter Sale – Nottingham on Film!


Nottingham on Film is our most popular DVD and at 30% off it could be yours to gift to a friend or to treat yourself this Christmas. For guaranteed delivery before Christmas, order by Monday via our eBay page, and don’t forget to share and like us on Facebook for your chance to win all nine DVDs in the Midlands on Film series, with the winner being selected on Monday.

Nottingham on Film covers a whole host of topics on one of the UK’s largest cities. Discover the history behind the annual Goose Fair and relive Nottingham Forest football club’s European success, like it was yesterday.

Nottingham on Film - £16.99 from Nottingham Tourism Centre and at www.macearchive.org

Winter Sale – Regenerating Birmingham!


For the low price of just £5.59 get your hands on one of the most popular DVDs in our Midlands on Film collection; Regenerating Birmingham 1955 to 1975. Order now and have it arrive before Christmas.

Regenerating Birmingham offers an insight into the journey taken by Birmingham’s city engineer Herbert Manzoni and his team of architects and builders, and their quest to transform the centre of Birmingham from a bastion of Victorian elegance and civic pride into a thoroughly modern metropolis, through the most ambitious and radical building projects the city had ever experienced.

Using a selection of films preserved at MACE, Mike Mason charts the progress of this seemingly impossible mission and acknowledges the spirit and intentions of this noble and necessary project, that was to become the focus of so much negativity in the closing decades of the last millennium.

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You can purchase this DVD online via our ebay page, or you can order by calling MACE on 01522 837750. Don’t forget to share and like our posts on Facebook, for your chance to win Regenerating Birmingham and the other eight DVDs that make up the Midlands on Film series.

MACE DVDs – Winter Sale!


It’s nearly Christmas, but don’t panic! If you are still looking for that perfect stocking filler, or just want to treat yourself this Christmas, we have the perfect deal for you.

From today until the 27th of December, we are holding a special Winter Sale on all DVDs produced by us here at MACE. During the sale you will have the chance to purchase any of our award winning DVDs for 30% off the usual asking price. So why not take home one of our Midlands on Film titles such as Nottingham on Film 1920 to 1980, for just £5.59 down from £7.99, or the entire nine part series for just £42. The discounts don’t stop there however, as our ATV DVDs will also be reduced by 30% to just £10.49, down from £14.99.

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These offers will run for just 14 days, so don’t delay and purchase online via our Ebay page, or by giving us a call on 01522 837750.

To celebrate this limited time offer, we will be launching MACE’s very own Christmas countdown, where we will be dedicating blog posts showcasing each DVD along with posts highlighting some of our more weird and wonderful festive titles in our collection, so stay tuned!

For your chance to win a copy of all nine DVDs in the Midlands on Film series, all you have to do is like and share our Facebook posts in the coming days, as one lucky winner will be randomly selected to take home the entire series for free.