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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Heigham Conservative Ladies Bowls Club in…SPOON'S
Women meet on a Norwich bowling green to play a friendly bowls match.
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Mr Croxson of Norwich used the title ‘Norvic Films’ for the short films he made with his 9.5mm camera in the 1930s. Here he captured The Heigham Conservative Ladies Bowls Club in competition near the Gibraltar Gardens pub beside the River Wensum in Norwich. A huge lawn roller is used to prepare the green. During play, the walking from end to end of the green provides the chance for members to enjoy a chat.
For local bowling clubs, the use of the green for formal competitions needs to be planned and scheduled. To encourage new members, and help people meet one another and test their skills, ‘Spoons’ refers to a more informal competition which can be entered without advance notice by just turning up. Spoons have also been a traditional bowling prize.