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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Foster Mother to Eleven Children
Miss Christie, aged 64, shares her home with eleven foster children, a donkey, three dogs and twelve cats. Anglia TV reports.
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Miss Christie and nine of her eleven foster children return home through the snow. Anglia Television interview Miss Christie about her circumstances and motivations to care for eleven children who all come from black and ethnic minority backgrounds. Miss Christie explains that the mothers of the children are student nurses, and the fathers work in the evenings, so Miss Christie has agreed to give the children a foster home.
The reporter for Anglia Television uses the termed ‘coloured’, referring to the ethnicity of the children. Clearly not an acceptable term one might use today, however, it appears it was acceptable at the time the footage was produced. Perhaps this might be considered more as ignorant than malicious.