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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The boating holiday business was big on the Broads but fleet hire firm Blakes still had to advertise to entice 'would be sailors' to come onboard.
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The popularity of Broads holidays reached a peak after the war, with many keen to experience their own floating holiday exploring the delights of the rivers and waterways. But it was a competitive market and Blakes commissioned this film to show off their fleet of 750 Broads hire craft and attract more first timers to hire their own vessel for a week of fresh air and freedom.