By Ian Dipple Friday 06 September 2013 Updated: 06/09 08:50
RESIDENTS can relive Redditch as it was decades ago as part of a special film screening.
The Redditch Historic Film Festival takes place in The Room Upstairs at the Palace Theatre on Saturday, September 28 and will depict life in the borough from the early 1920s through to the 1980s.
Films on show will cover everything from memories of Redditch's industrial heritage as well as every day life and some aspects of the new town development.
The festival has been organised by Redditch Local History Society and is the climax of The Full Circle project they have been working with the Media Archive of Central England on since 2010 and its own Lost Redditch project to rediscover streets swept away as part of work on the new town.
Funded by the Heritage Lottery, the project set out to find and collect cine film from around the Midlands which was in danger of being lost through lack of use, suitable viewing equipment or because of the deterioration of the celluloid media.
The history society has located several films which have been handed over to MACE to form part of their archive and ensure they are preserved for future generations.
The festival runs from 2pm to 5.30pm. Seating is limited to 60 so early booking is advised. Tickets cost £4 and are available by visiting www.redditchpalacetheatre.co.uk or call the box office on 01527 65203.
Visit www.redditchheritage.org.uk for more information on the Remembering Lost Redditch project or call Derek Coombes on 01527 404365.
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