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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First Purpose-built Traveller's Site in Britain
Does staying on a permanent site interfere with travellers' traditions? Travellers who live in caravans on a site in Wisbech speak to Anglia TV
News 1975 2 mins
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Taking a look at a Council-run travellers’ site in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, in 1975, which is, in fact, the first purpose-built caravan site that accommodates travellers in the UK. Greg Barnes, reporting for Anglia Television, meets the tenants asking why they choose to live in permanently located mobile homes. Is the site the antithesis to the old gypsy way-of-life? The Gypsy Liaison Officer and Site Warden, John Prior, is also interviewed.
Advert 1968 2 mins Silent
Far-out guys and groovy gals drop doses of good strong coffee in this psychedelic 1968 ad for the hot black stuff.
Music video 1980 24 mins Location: Great Yarmouth
Four rowdy teen punks tussle with the girls they fancy in this energetic pop music film shot on the seafront at Great Yarmouth.
News 1984 4 mins Location: Burrator Reservoir
Iroquois Earth Songs connect businessman to nature
Documentary 1972 24 mins
The ill-fated dreams of Sid Rawls’ band of ‘ultra hippies’ attempting a self-sufficient communal life on John Lennon’s ‘Beatle Island’.
News 1932 4 mins Silent Location: Truro
Trurorians enjoy street carnival celebrations
News 1967 1 mins Silent Location: Haytor Rocks
Hippies gather in Flower Power Love-in on Dartmoor’s Haytor
News 1978 4 mins Location: Wells-Next-The-Sea
On the night of 11th January 1978, a storm surge caused significant damage and coastal flooding from the Humber Estuary to Romney Marsh in Kent.
Children's 1963 59 mins Location: Ely
Eight East Anglian kids trapped by floods must fend for themselves in this wet and windy film adventure.
Amateur film 1963 10 mins Silent Location: Wisbech
Like many young boys, Paul and David Plume enrolled as Cubs in their home town of Wisbech and benefitted from years of scouting experience and making friends along the way.
Non-Fiction 1932 4 mins Silent Location: Wisbech
The "capital of the the Fens" is brought to a standstill as crowds fill the streets to catch a glimpse of Prince George as he receives the Loyal Address from the Mayor.
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.
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 1957 9 mins
A 1957 film examining the future for British Railways, and some of the opportunities provided by a new modernisation plan.
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