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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Captain Manby, Inventor of the Breeches Buoy
Short documentary on the life of Captain George Manby, inventor of life-saving apparatus for those in peril at sea.
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This mini documentary looks at the development of the lifesaving ‘rocket line’, invented by Captain George William Manby in the early 19th century. The film begins by highlighting the problem of ships grounding off the North Norfolk coast and the different forms of rescue. It then goes on to look at the life of Captain Manby, and how he came to invent his hugely commended sea rescue system.