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Worcestershire On Film

Worcestershire residents are invited to come and see the premiere showing of Worcestershire on Film, showcasing historic footage from the counties fascinating past.

The film created by Media Archive for Central England in partnership with Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service at The Hive will give residents of Worcestershire a blast back to the past on the big screen in The Hive's Studio theatre.  

The film footage includes Winston Churchill's visit to Worcester in May 1950, clips of the floods over the years, the asparagus growing industry, the carpet industry and the scythe making in Belbroughton. Selected scenes from the 70 minutes film will be shown with the full DVD available to purchase from The Hive at the end of November.  

The film will be introduced by Andy McKay, editor of the DVD who will introduce a selection of his favourite clips from the DVD on Thursday 22nd November at 2pm, 3pm and 4pm. No booking required, please feel free to just drop in.  

Paul Hudson, Learning & Outreach manager, said "We've loved being able to go round the county showing old films of the county, as we know how popular it is with people. We got asked at every event whether they could buy a copy, so this DVD has been produced to enable people to see some of these films in their own home."  

The Worcestershire on Film DVD will be available to purchase from the Explore The Past desk on level two of The Hive at the end of November. For more information visit The Hive website