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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Diesel and Steam
A selection of trains from an Intercity 125 to LNER Thompson Class B1 61306 ‘Mayflower’ and LMS Royal Scot Class 6115 ‘Scots Guardsman’.
Home movie 1971 4 mins Silent
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Amateur footage by a railway enthusiast making a personal record of some notable trains that have passed close to Sheringham. At the time of this film, the Mayflower was owned by the North Norfolk Railway. It operated as the Cathedrals Express from Norwich to Windsor, its first mainline operating since the mid 1970s.
Pennefather Pictures Present Summer Holiday, Sheringham, 1933 Pennefather Pictures Present Summer Holiday, Sheringham, 1933
Home movie 1933 12 mins Silent Location: Sheringham
The Pennefather Family on their jollies in Sheringham - the beach, lacrosse, and sailing! Great 1930s swimwear. Home movie.
Amateur film 1957 9 mins Silent Location: Sheringham
Family scenes on the beach at Sheringham, including the return of the RNLB Forester's Centenary lifeboat and children playing in 1957.
Government sponsored film 1983 15 mins Location: Sheringham
Educational film about the Norfolk coastline focussing on the problems of erosion.
Amateur film 1982 8 mins Silent Location: Sheringham
Amateur colour Super 8 footage - aerial views from a two seater aeroplane, of Norfolk's coastline.
Promotional 1961 13 mins Location: Sheringham
Clean golden sands, and the purest air in England. There are many reasons to visit the seaside at Sheringham, says this 1961 promotional film.
Amateur film 1989 29 mins Silent Location: Holland-on-Sea
Amateur film of some of the folks who live in Holland-On-Sea, Essex and some of the places they visited on the East Anglian coast.
Industry sponsored film 1957 9 mins
A 1957 film examining the future for British Railways, and some of the opportunities provided by a new modernisation plan.
Industry sponsored film 1957 20 mins
Illustrating the efficiency of express freight trains, and how they link manufacturers with their customers at the other end of Britain.
Documentary 1952 30 mins
Examining a day in the life of what was then the busiest railway system in the world – British Railways.
Travelogue 1953 21 mins Location: York
The Stationmaster at York guides us through a typical day, from dawn to dusk.
Industry sponsored film 1960 24 mins
A new luxury express is put through its paces. This film looks over the shoulders of the select band of craftsmen, engineers and operators, whose combined skills try to ensure that a train journey is a delightful experience.
Documentary 1973 15 mins
British Transport Films record the varied daily lives of their neighbours as seen from the high roof of their building in London’s Marylebone.