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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Felixstowe Sports and Carnival
Amateur record of Felixstowe's popular model boating lake and carnival day in 1930. Also, scenes from the picturesque 'Constable Country'.
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In 1930, Alfred Sinfield filmed Felixstowe's seafront attraction of the boating lake where families race model sailing boats. A fashionable pastime that includes prizegiving. Next, an intertitle reads “Constable’s Country” and we see Bridge Cottage, noted as the location for works by John Constable, and nearby Flatford Mill and Willy Lott’s Cottage, a place for painters to practice their art. The film then returns to Felixstowe’s Sports Day and Carnival festivities.
Mr Alfred Sinfield was from Aspley Guise in Bedfordshire. His collection of 16mm colour and black and white films show local events in the years 1929-1940s.