About Us

Housed at the Media Archive for Central England (MACE), the collection was set up in 1980 and features footage of the industrial background and social history of the Staffordshire area. Included in the collection is rural footage from around the County and footage of many of the local trades once found in the locality such as pottery making, iron and steel working, coal mining etc. and football and cricket history and other sports. Moving image, audio and related documentation. Holdings: Video: 400 hours. Advertising, amateur, documentary, news and current affairs, science and education. Film: 2,000 cans. Also; documentary films and archive compilations of the area made by Ray Johnson (1970 to present). Newsreels and documentaries of Stoke-on-Trent (1900-1934) from 35mm originals. Industrial 16mm promotional and documentary films made for specific pottery firms, notably Royal Doulton, Wedgwood, Spode, Twyfords and their subsidiary firms. 50% colour film, 50% black and white film. Advertising, amateur, documentary, feature films, news and current affairs, science and education.  Research, filming, digitisation and other services are available. Copyright advice available.

Director and main contact; Ray Johnson MBE Tel: 07774 482414

Email: ray.johnson@filmarchive.org.uk 

Contact by Post:-    3 Primrose Hill, Hanford, Stoke-on-Trent ST4 8QT

Ordering DVDs or CDs by post: on-line ordering and payment - see Products.

Bespoke archive sequences can be sent to download - use above contacts.