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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Lively amateur record captured in 1938 of the ambitious and entertaining annual carnival in the Norfolk coastal town of Cromer.
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Amateur record of the 1938 fete in the seaside town of Cromer, Norfolk, showing a really ambitious, varied and fun-filled range of activities with the highlights; Cromer fire engine service demo, a Charlie Chaplin impersonator on a mini motorcycle, The Fearless Horsemen - "the world's most daring display", and of course the Cromer Beauty Queen competition, which in this year the title was awarded to Miss Bone.
Arthur Gowing, a Cromer resident, filmed many local events in the late 1930s in the town on 8mm film. The Cromer Fete is now known as the Cromer Carnival, with an annual fair reportedly being held in Cromer since 1285.