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Download to Own - Birmingham of Yesterday

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Price: £9.99 Product code: DTO5

MACE is pleased to now offer DOWNLOAD TO OWN titles, a range of MPEG4 files that are available for download to your PC, Ipad or Smartphone.

To order:

  1. Click BUY above and purchase through our Webshop
  2. You will then be emailed with a simple agreement to print off, sign and send back to us which confirms you will only use the material for home viewing.
  3. As soon as we receive a signed agreement we will email you a link to download the MPEG4 file to your device*.

*Download links expire within a month of the send date so please ensure you download the material before the expiry date.

Film Description

A 17 minute film of the city of Birmingham in the 1930s.

The film's contents are described by intertitles. The first refers to the Civic Centre of which both interiors and exteriors are shown. This is followed by 'The Main Streets', including the Market Hall and the Bull Ring showing market traders including one selling bananas. Police Officers are also seen marching along pavement, some are dressed in black others in white. The ones in white are then shown controlling traffic and enabling pedestrians to cross the road. 

'Keeping Fit ' shows boys exercising outside and 'Old Birmingham' timber framed buildings. 'At Play' shows various sport and pastimes including football, sledging, cycling and bell ringing while 'Fire' shows Birmingham fire brigade answering an emergency call. We then see exterior and interior views of a power station generating electricity. Finally, 'At Work' shows interiors of factories with people at work including engineering with men and boys operating lathes, presses and grinding wheels; factory polishing small lenses; men pouring metal in casting works; rolling metal sheets; milk bottling factory; and women with small hand presses producing metal studs.


Duration:  17 mins 40 seconds
Black & White / Silent
Ratio: 4:3
Sorry, there are no subtitles available for the hard of hearing at present

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Download to Own titles are only available as MPEG4 files. If you wish to have a DVD of this title, the material would need to be encoded and authored in our technical suite which is £72 inc VAT. Please email for more information.

We will be introducing a new online version of our agreement very soon so that customers will no longer need to sign an agreement.


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