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Cycling: 1962 Tour of East Anglia
Cyclists and Cinzano! An interesting mix of competitors and sponsors take to the road for the exciting three-day, three-stage, 350-mile Tour of East Anglia.
Non-Fiction 1962 2 mins Silent
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It's 9th June 1962 and crowds are out in force in Felixstowe, Suffolk to witness the start of the sporting spectacle of the Tour of East Anglia. Anglia TV News cameras follow the race and are in Felixstowe again on Monday 11th June to capture some final sprints for the line. Albert Hitchens from Mirfield Yorkshire, racing for Falcons Cycles, was overall winner, winning two of the three stages.
The Tour of East Anglia attracted amateur cyclists from all over the UK. The first leg started on Saturday morning from Felixstowe up the coast to Gt Yarmouth. Sunday saw them travel west to Cambridge and then, the third and final leg took them back to Felixstowe - a 350-mile round trip. Albert Hitchens actually won two stages of the race and was followed up by Doug Collins riding for Condor Mackeson and, in 3rd place, Pete Ryalls for Viking Cycles.
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Non-Fiction 1901 15 mins Silent Location: Manchester
Exciting scenes of amateur cycling's 'Race of Champions' at Manchester's Fallowfield track.
Sport 1906 2 mins Silent Location: Brighton
Innovative early 'trick' film showing the popular 'flying the foam' stunt performed on - or rather off - Brighton's West Pier.
Non-Fiction 1927 1 mins Silent Location: Herne Hill
The adrenaline rush of a race at South London's famous velodrome at the height of a cycling boom.
Comedy 1939 mins
The sedate peace of Victorian England is disrupted by bumbling comedian Claude Dampier and that miracle of modern transport - the penny farthing...
Non-Fiction 1929 1 mins Silent Location: Herne Hill
Women cyclists go for gold! Singer Gracie Fields presents the grand prize at South London's premier women's cycling event.
Amateur film 1965 3 mins Silent Location: Ipswich
Hold on to your seat for this dizzying ride from Ipswich to Felixstowe, and mistreatment of a fare-dodger – clearly not company policy!
Promotional 1972 31 mins Location: Felixstowe
A film that celebrates the history of Felixstowe port from its founding in 1875, and the continuing expansions in 1972, when the film was made.
Amateur film 1930 13 mins Silent Location: Felixstowe
Amateur record of Felixstowe's popular model boating lake and carnival day in 1930. Also, scenes from the picturesque 'Constable Country'.
News 1961 2 mins Silent Location: Southend-on-Sea
Sailors and their sweethearts, jive dancing teens, grandpa in a pac-a-mac - a carefree day for many on August Bank Holiday Monday in Sheringham, Cromer, Southend and Felixstowe.
Sponsored film 1977 19 mins Location: Ipswich
Flag-waving and fanfare in the warm July sunshine for the Silver Jubilee visit of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth to Ipswich and Felixstowe.
News 1962 1 mins Silent Location: Felixstowe
Anglia Television document how East Anglians have chosen to spend their Easter extended weekend.
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Animation & Artists Moving Image 2015 5 mins
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Romance 2017 15 mins
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Animation & Artists Moving Image 2017 12 mins
Lalit decides to come out to his parents at dinner. Seeking acceptance, he cooks his father’s favourite fish curry.
Animation & Artists Moving Image 2015 5 mins
A British Indian woman and her father discuss their opposing views on family and sexuality in this beautifully moving, visually striking 2D animated short film.
Romance 2017 12 mins
A young trans woman embarks on a poignant quest for love after falling for a rickshaw driver.
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