UK, 1960-79, 1 hour 20 minutes
The Media Archive for Central England brings to Borderlines a special compilation of news items from the extensive ATV collection.
Reporters like Peter Green and John Swallow covered the quirkier side of life in Herefordshire, Ludlow and Malvern: Britain’s oldest driver on Ledbury’s roads, Ross’s 85-year-old bin man, who used a horse and cart for his rounds, Dennis Crowther’s famed rustic stories from Clee Hill, the Knowbury postmistress taking on a second job to make ends meet, and poignant memories from Credenhill’s Polish servicemen’s hostel. The health benefits of drinking Malvern water are revealed as well as J.B. Priestley’s visit to the 1965 Malvern Festival. The 1978 Ludlow Festival also features together with a short film of a day in the life of the town, simply called Ludlow.
Philip Leach, Senior Curator at the Media Archive of Central England will introduce the film