New ‘Made to Order’ DVDs provide further affordable access to MACE’s collections


MACE regularly programme 30 to 60 minute compilations for community groups and not for profit organisations to screen at a variety of venues across the Midlands, and we have recently begun to make these compilations available as Made to Order DVDs.

As we already have the material authored for various screenings we can burn these to disc when they are ordered through our website.

So far we have 10 Made to Order titles that can be ordered through our Webshop HERE  for £9.99 + £1.50 p&p. or by calling our office on 01522 837750.

Until February 28th you can order these for just £9 + p&p each online using the discount code FEB28 in your Shopping Basket.

To order securely online CLICK HERE

Here are the MADE TO ORDER  titles that are on offer so far

The Finest Skilled Blokes: Memories of Glass Making in the Midlands

A look back at the West Midlands glass making industry, remembering the skilled workers at Thomas Webb, Stuart Crystal and Royal Brierley who made beautiful objects by hand and could blow any glass shape from wine glasses to television tubes.

Life on the Cut

Looking back at the final days of freight transportation in the 1960s and the fight to save the Midlands’ canal heritage, including a trip through the Dudley canal tunnel in 1964 and the proposed development of Gas Street Basin, Birmingham in 1967.

Top Deck Tales

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.

Clothing the Nation: The East Midlands Textile Industry

From bobbin winders to warp knitters, the East Midlands has a proud heritage in clothing and textile manufacture. This compilation remembers the boom years, and reflects on the work of the textile machinist which was both an art-form and a way of life.

Target: Midlands- Living with the Cold War Bomb

Cold War fear and the threat of nuclear obliteration as seen in the Midlands in a compilation curated by the Media Archive for Central England.

From Picture Palace to the Multiplex: Cinemas in the Midlands

This nostalgic compilation of archive film looks back at the shared experience of a night at the flicks, from the closure of the oldest cinema in the Midlands to the Birmingham venue that showed South Pacific for a whole year.

The Sporting Midlands

While the country celebrates the success of the London Olympic Games this year we look back to the Midlands history of the games. From the birthplace of the modern games at Much Wenlock in Shropshire to the games that never were: ‘Birmingham 1992’

Bits Stuck Anywhere: The Decline of BSA and the Birmingham Motorcycle Industry

Using archive film from the MACE collection we will travel from the post-war boom years of mass produced motorcycles to the 1970s when motorcycle giant BSA faced closure and the eventual ignominy of a public auction of its assets.

The Last Train to Woodford Halse
Midlands Railways in the Beeching Era. Remembering the lost stations and lines that didn’t survive the modernisation of British Railways in the 1960s.

More titles will follow soon so watch this space…

Emma, MACE

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