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.
This film is part of Free
Harlow Development Corporation
It’s 1947, and Harlow village and surrounding hamlets are soon to become Harlow 'New Town'. The film documents those pockets of rural quiet prior to its development.
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A pictorial document of ‘Old Harlow’, showing Harlow village and the surrounding picturesque smaller settlements that would later all combine and become Harlow New Town. This sleepy rural idyll – quiet country lanes and greenery in abundance, is a stark contrast to the development that was about to take place. The urban development is in the hands of the Minister, Corporation Members and Chief Officers, who pose for the camera at the film's beginning.