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Raynham Day
Raynham Day

Raynham Day 1962


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Raynham Day 1962

10 mins United Kingdom

Amateur filmmaker Mr A. W. Taberham, under the guise of ‘Crystal Ball Productions’, recorded the first Country Fayre, known as Raynham Day, held in September 1962. A parade of veteran engines and cars move through the Raynham Hall Estate, jokingly led by a replica “stone age motor car” as seen in the TV cartoon The Flintstones, which would have been popular at the time. Later, crowds are drawn to watch the ploughing and threshing and tractor demonstrations.

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.

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