Here is our second clue, can you work out what our big announcement will be on the 17th of July?
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.
Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Ruston & Hornsby project aims to preserve the legacy of one of Lincolnshire’s most iconic engineering companies through the digitisation of photographic negatives and cine film, alongside interviews with former Ruston and Hornsby workers.
The photographs and documents which are now stored at Lincolnshire Archives and films stored here at MACE, form part of a huge collection showcasing the history of Ruston and Hornsby, which became part of Siemens in 2003. The archive spans the company’s 150 years, offering a rare and detailed insight into Lincolnshire’s manufacturing heyday and Britain’s industrial past.
This major heritage project in collaboration with Siemens, Lincolnshire County Council and the University of Lincoln has allowed MACE to catalogue, assess and digitise a selection of fascinating films relating to the company, extracts of which can be viewed online via the Lincs to the past website and MACE’s Vimeo page. Copies of the full films can be viewed by appointment at both Lincolnshire Archives and MACE.
To learn more about the project and Lincolnshire’s rich industrial history, visit the Lincs to the Past website here.
Photography Copyright: Lucie Kerley