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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Race cards at the ready for an afternoon of Donkey Derby at the Thorpe Hall Meadow at Thorpe-le-Soken, Essex in 1969.
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On a Saturday afternoon in August 1969, Clacton Cine Club member (and three times Chair) Joan Hammond records the local Donkey Derby held on the Thorpe Hall Meadow at Thorpe-le-Soken. Side attractions include a Punch and Judy show, games including ‘knock a girl out of bed’, hoop-la, and coconut shy, and a competition to smash a piano to pieces.