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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Elizabethan Village - Hertfordshire
Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother opens Wheathampstead School, 1967. A young Queen Elizabeth at St Albans Cathedral, Maundy Thursday, 1957.
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This film came to the East Anglian Film Archive via the Wheathampstead Historical Society. The footage was recorded by Margaret Wright and features two special royal visits to the county of Hertfordshire.
In 1967, Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother visits Wheathampstead to officially open the secondary school. A decade earlier, in 1957, the Queen’s daughter, the young Queen Elizabeth visits St. Albans for the traditional Royal Maundy religious service on Maundy Thursday, which in 1957 is being held at “the Abbey”, St Albans Cathedral. The film shows two elderly residents who are the recipients of the customary Maundy money presented by the Queen in recognition of the service to their community and their church.