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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Butlins Holiday 1966
The Plume family from Wisbech were regular visitors to Butlins and made the most of all on offer. Dad Derrick was there with his camera to record these happy times for posterity.
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For Mavis and Derrick Plume and their sons David and Paul, Butlins offered the perfect family holiday environment with facilities and entertainment for all ages. As young Paul enjoys the rides and Mum takes to the sea, Derrick, it seems, is also very keen to film the 'Holiday Princess' competition! Butlin's Redcoats are on hand to organise swimming races for the teenagers whilst Paul tries his hand at what could be the 'Best Toddler Contest' and then takes Mum on at putting.
This treasured home movie of relaxed family fun and playing to the camera at Butlin's may well have been typical of many family holidays in Britain at the time.