This reel, part of the Brian Cheesman collection, focuses in the majority on the public parks in the city, particularly those set out by Captain Sandys-Winsch in the 20s and 30s, notably Waterloo, Eaton, Wensum, and Earlham Parks - the perfect site for a stroll, game of rounders, or push on the swings. The remaining minutes show the Surrey Street area of Norwich, its bus station, which is today very different, and Norwich Union Insurance HQ, which is very much the same!
Cine enthusiast Mr Cheesman lived on Sewell Road in Norwich. He never married, or had any children, neither did he have any siblings. He lived with his mother and father until their deaths (father 1959, mother c.1993) and was employed by Norwich Union throughout his entire working life. He was a member of a church on Constitution Hill, Norwich.
The East Anglian Film Archive, the first and largest Regional Film Archive in England, was established in 1976. Since 1984, EAFA has been owned and operated by the University of East Anglia, Norwich (UEA), to support research and work to preserve our moving image heritage. More than 250 hours are freely available online as examples of the wide range of film which attracts interest the world over.