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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Empire Day at Duxford
Duxford pilots pull out all the stops for a spectacular display for the Empire Air Day.
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The Empire Air Days started at Duxford in the 1920s and attracted massive crowds of aircraft enthusiasts and aspiring pilots to marvel at the planes in action. Cambridge lecturer Trevor Spittle was there in the late 30s to capture the excitement as aircraft roared overhead to a spellbound audience. Research suggests this display is in 1937, just after King George VI's coronation.
Empire Day was a day of national celebration for Britain and her colonies and took place on 24th May every year from 1904 until 1958 giving people the chance to show their pride in being part of the British Empire.