DVDs of the Midlands

DVDs can be purchased online by following the links below, or you can order by email.  

Image of people walking around Birmingham City.

Regenerating Birmingham 1955 - 1975

Charting Birmingham's City Engineer, Herbert Manzoni, ambitious and radical building project to transform the city of Birmingham in the 1950s.


Image of a royal themed float at a parade.

Rebuilding Coventry

A DVD compilation of rarely seen archive films looking at the efforts to reclaim Coventry from the ashes of the 1940 blitz. 


Image of a man overlooking the peak district.

Derbyshire on Film: The Peak District

A series of beautiful amateur and professional films illustrating the customs, industries, people and landscape of Derbyshire.

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Made in Leicester

Made in Leicester celebrates the legacy of two significant trading areas that have evolved as part of the city’s heritage.


Image of a couple at the beach.

Footprints in the Sand: Holidays on the Lincolnshire Coast 

Looking at traditional holidays to Skegness, Mablethorpe & Sutton on Sea from the 1920s to the 1980s through a series of newly restored films.


Image of the countryside with a herd of sheep and a church in the background.

Snobs & Clowns: Northamptonshire on Film 1932 - 1989

Chronicling over fifty years of Northamptonshire, including a chapter on the county's historic shoe industry.


Black and white image of St Laurence's Church in Ludlow.

Shropshire Lives

A compilation of short films of Shropshire from the 1960s and 1970s that were made for ATV regional news, a collection which is now cared for at MACE.


Image of workers relaxing and smoking.

Worcestershire on Film

A series of films on Worcestershire including a focus on the manufacturing of carpets and a home movie of Winston Churchill's visit in May 1950. 


Black and White image of workers hammering hot iron.

The Black Country

This documentary made by ATV Today in 1969 explores the changing industry and landscape of the Black Country through the eyes of its people.

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Image of cattle being led through the street.

Herefordshire on Film

This compilation of archive films from the collection was screened at the Courtyard in Herefordshire in 2013 as part of the Borderlines Festival.


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Images of Worcestershire

A compilation of moving Images of Worcestershire from the late 1920s to 1980s, features Worcester, Bewdley, Belbroughton and Shelsley Walsh.