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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Electro-rock background music plays as engineers work on the rail lines to deliver electrification in East Anglia, for this is the “high speed eighties!”
Sponsored film 1982 19 mins
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In 1982, British Rail announced a 60 million pound modernisation scheme to deliver railway electrification to East Anglian lines, promising more reliable, comfortable, cleaner, quieter, and faster trains. This film sponsored by British Rail and produced by the University of East Anglia’s Film Production Unit follows the work of the rail engineers through the entire electrification process, emphasising modernity and efficiency of practise.
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Train to the Future
Documentary 1972 8 mins
A musical illustration of life where road traffic chaos breeds anger and frustration, but the rail network is fast, smooth and relaxing
Amateur film 1967 9 mins
Sit back and watch the world's only all Pullman, electric train service make its luxurious way up and down the Brighton line in this film from the mid-sixties
Non-Fiction 1965 5 mins Location: Consallforge
With the railway line gone the only access to Consall Forge is via a private toll road. Will the tiny Staffordshire hamlet survive?
Non-Fiction 1965 4 mins Location: Kineton
Dr Beeching has ensured that the last train has now departed from Kineton so what is there to do but drink tea and enjoy the quiet life?
Promotional 1954 7 mins Location: Loughborough
Through blazing sun and monsoon rain new British built diesel locomotives keep communications open on the far off island of Ceylon.
Non-Fiction 1964 5 mins Location: Derby
A sentimental sale or simply for profit? British Railways sells off the history that doesn't fit with the swinging sixties.
Travelogue 1953 20 mins Location: Norwich
Norwich opens its gates to the amiable presence of Richard Dimbleby in this cinema travelogue
Home movie 1934 4 mins Location: Norwich
1930s home movie of a tennis party with the Salter and Bird families at a country house in Norfolk.
News 1975 4 mins Location: Norwich
Tennis pro Linda Mottram at the Robinson's International Tournament in Norwich in 1975 speaking about equal pay for women competitors.
Sport 1979 4 mins Location: Norwich
Tennis pro turned National Women's Team Manager, Sue Mappin, encourages confidence in East Anglia's top young players.
Sport 1979 8 mins Location: Norwich
Anglia TV report by Steve Rider in Norwich on 'short tennis', a new type of tennis to encourage children into the game.
Sport 1977 4 mins Location: Norwich
Norfolk is doing well in the top group at the Intercounties Hardcourt Singles Tennis Championships in Norwich. Anglia TV reports in 1977.
Amateur film 1929 14 mins
Amateur film of the passage to India - complete with guest appearance by Gandhi
Animation & Artists Moving Image 2001 4 mins
The tale of a quest to free Napoleon Bonaparte from exile on the island of St Helena, including fresh insight into the mystery of The Emperor's pickled private parts.
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1956 3 mins
Barclays advise West African farmers on where to keep their money via a catchy highlife song and crisp cartoon modern design
Advert 1924 4 mins
Kodak pocket cameras provide the perfect substitute for a budding portrait artist with little drawing talent. Based on the drawings of Harold Bateman.
Advert 1975 0 mins
Three children stamp the ice cream packs with a "2p off" stamp. Look out for the special packs!
Advert 1925 3 mins
Any Old No. 1 is not good enough for our everyman who insists on Shell motor oil and motor spirit for his car.
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