London’s Screen Archives enables Londoners see their past come alive on film. Managed by Film London, we are a unique network of historic film collections that cares for, collects and screens heritage film across the city. Together we preserve London’s rich film heritage from feature films to home movies, public information films, newsreels, and records of the capital’s many different industries.
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Fred James Collection: East Anglian Amblings, Lavenham, Walberswick and Woodford (1956)
Castles, boats, sundials and dreams as London-based film-maker Fred James takes his Ford Prefect to East Anglia accompanied by his wife, who stars in a strange “dream sequence”.
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Although titled “East Anglian Amblings”, the film includes footage from in and around Loughton, where Daisy James – wife of amateur film-maker Fred – was leading a weekend course at Debden House, a further education college. Fred James also appears, talking about photography. The rest of the film takes us through Lavenham, Orford, Walberswick and Aldeburgh, with lovely street scenes, a surreal “dream sequence” and lots of coverage of the couple’s Ford Prefect.
Barking & Dagenham Heritage and Archives Service