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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Bernard Matthew's Turkey Farm
10 years into building his empire, Anglia TV cameras catch up with Bernard Matthews about his humble beginnings, living and sleeping with turkeys and his plans for the future.
Short documentary 1963 27 mins
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This is one of the very few interviews with Bernard Matthews and offers an insight into the drive and ambition that would make him such a success and reknowned the world over. He tells how he started in the turkey business buying 12 turkeys for 1 shilling each and his plans to persuade the public that turkey is not just for Christmas!
Records are not clear as to the names of the Anglia TV production team behind this film.
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