Snobs and Clowns: Northamptonshire on Film, 1932 - 1989

Synopsis
Researched and edited by Emily Wilczek from the University of Lincoln School of Media, this DVD chronicles over fifty years of filmmaking in Northamptonshire, seen through a series of rarely seen and newly restored 20th century films that are preserved at the Media Archive for Central England (MACE).

Amongst the films are ‘Focus on Northampton’, a 1965 documentary by Anglia Television which looks at Northampton’s livestock market, theatre, schools, colleges and places of work. There are also a variety of films from the regional news programme ATV Today which ran from 1964 to 1981, including reports on shoe making at Long Buckby (1964); Stoke Bruerne Waterways Museum (1968); tenants of Althorp Estate (1983); skittle making (1989) and a number of clips of the British Conker Championships in Ashton.

The DVD also includes a short film, ‘About MACE’, a behind the scenes look at the work of the MACE team and the services they provide.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Subjects
Film studies; Television studies
Keywords
film archives; local history; television archives; regional broadcasting

Credits

Contributor
Emily Wilczek

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£7.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
83 minutes
Year
2017

Distributor

Name

MACE: Media Archive for Central England

Email
macearchive@le.ac.uk
Web
http://www.macearchive.org/ External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 116 252 5066
Fax
+44 (0) 116 252 5931
Address
The University of Leicester
1 Salisbury Road
Leicester
LE1 7QR

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