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.

WINTER OFFER – FINAL CHANCE TO BUY!


It’s the 12th December, it’s under two weeks until Christmas, and it’s also the last day of our 12 day only offer!

We’re sad to have to close the offer, but all good things must come to an end. There is, however, still plenty of time today to grab yourself a little last minute taste of nostalgia. The offer will close at midnight tonight, so get a copy or two of Midlands on Film while it is at a low low price of just £5.

If you have been keeping up with our blog throughout the last 12 days, you would’ve seen our featured posts for each DVD, but if not, or if you just wanted a refresher, these are the DVD’s we are offering.

Rebuilding Coventry; a film featuring the county flourishing and growing after a devastating WW2 bombing.

Made in Leicester; charming footage including a look into the history of Britain’s Favourite Market, narrated by Leicester’s own Rosemary Conley CBE.

Regenerating Birmingham; includes the journey of Herbert Manzoni and his journey to create a modern metropolis

Footprints in the Sand: Holidays on the Lincolnshire Coast; charming footage, both amateur and professional, of the Lincolnshire Coast we know and love today.

Worcestershire on Film; features historic footage of Winston Churchill’s visit to Worcester, and also the newly discovered letters between Churchill and the city’s mayor from 1945.

Derbyshire on Film – The Peak District; a delightful look into the beauty that is The Peak District, and also some historic moments in the National Park.

Shropshire Lives; features a glimpse into the traditions of the rural county of Shropshire, also a look into the history of Much Wenlock and its link with the Olympic Games.

Snobs and Clowns: Northamptonshire on Film; a variety of films ranging from a news clip of British Formula One racing Driver Jim Clark as he takes a drive on the newly resurfaced track at Silverstone, to a 1965 documentary by Anglia Television.

Also, as a special, previously sold out treat, we are offering made to order copies of Nottingham on Film; a charming look into the growth of Nottingham’s Goose Fair, and also a glimpse into the opening of the Nottingham Playhouse and building work at the new Victoria Centre.

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If you’re still after a copy of any of these films, you can purchase online at the MACE website or, you can order via telephone by calling MACE on 01522 837750.

 

WINTER OFFER – BIRMINGHAM


It’s only the fifth day of our Winter Offer, so there’s still plenty of time to grab yourself a copy or two from Midlands on Film collection, an amazing gift for anyone at Christmas time! Why not start at the rebuilding of Birmingham, to create the city we know and love today?

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.

In the process Manzoni picked up the gauntlet of housing Birmingham’s citizens in homes ‘fit for heroes’ and set about eradicating remnants of the notorious ‘back-to-back’ houses and yards that blighted the life of the city’s poorest.
Regenerating Birmingham also includes a series of films made at the time by the city’s Public Works Department as well as regional news reports from ATV. Expert opinion is provided by well-known Birmingham historian, Carl Chinn MBE, chair of Community History at the University of Birmingham.
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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To purchase this DVD in our 12 day only offer of £5, you can purchase online at the MACE website or, you can order via telephone by calling MACE on 01522 837750.

MIDLANDS ON FILM – EXCLUSIVE WINTER OFFER!


It’s that time of year again! The streets are bright, the weather is brisk, and families are frantically trying to fill the space underneath the Christmas tree.

A wonderful addition to any holiday, and an even better gift for a loved one, would be one of eight DVDs produced by MACE, in collaboration with the University of Lincoln.

In the coming days, as Christmas sneaks up on us, we will be holding a Winter Offer across the collection! In a very special, limited offer starting on December 1st, we are giving you the chance to take home a Midlands on Film DVD at a low price of just £5, marked down from £7.99. The offer will run for 12 days only and will be available through the MACE website or by calling MACE on 01522 837750.

To celebrate this special offer, we will be launching MACE’s very own Christmas countdown where we will be dedicating blog posts to showcase each DVD, with a few other treats thrown in so stay tuned!

We also offer a variety of other DVDs outside of the Winter Offer that you can purchase through the MACE Shop, including the previously sold out Nottingham on Film! We can now offer customers the opportunity to purchase a Made to Order DVD copy of Nottingham on Film, and while not sold in original packaging, it still holds the charm and beauty of Nottingham throughout the years. Click Here to find out more.

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