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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Frostbites at Whitlingham
Launched in 1933 and still thriving, the Norwich Frostbite Sailing Club is one of the longest-running winter sailing clubs in the UK.
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The Norfolk 14-foot One Design dinghy is a varnished mahogany, clinker built, Broads sailing dinghy with a gunter rig. The dinghies seen here were built by Herbert Wood of Potter Heigham and through diligent maintenance many are still in regular use today. These dinghies can be sailed single-handed but sail better with the weight of two crew - on calm days the technique of leaning the boat away from the wind captures what little breeze there is, as shown in the footage.
Whitlingham Broad, barely a mile to the east of Norwich city centre, offers numerous watersports for schools, community groups and other visitors. These range from canoeing and kayaking to paddle-boarding and windsurfing. Land-based pursuits include archery and team-building challenges. The area offers excellent walks for dogs and their owners, and is a popular wildlife haven being so close to urban Norwich.