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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A delightful road safety film set on the streets of Cambridge featuring an escaped horse with a respect for the Highway Code.
Sponsored film 1950 9 mins
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Patch, a horse with a nose for road safety, escapes from his stable and goes on a jaunt around Cambridge’s city streets, stumbling across a few mindless characters, including a not-so-wise Cambridge Don, and a 'road hog' who pay little attention to the Highway Code. Produced for the Cambridge Accident Prevention Council and filmed by Mr Ken King and his father Mr William King, Director of King and Harper Ltd.
Harper and King Ltd owned a garage and filling station on Milton Road in Cambridge, and later a department store selling modern electrical goods. As well as being a successful businessman, William King was a keen amateur film maker and filmed many of his business activities in addition to producing road safety films for the Cambridge Accident Prevention Council.
Drama 1949 22 mins
Prize-winning amateur film about the fleeting affair between a housewife and a young man on a summer day.
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1970 22 mins
A man loses everything he has day-dreaming his way through life
Toys Will Be Toys
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1988 5 mins Location: South Shields
Barbie dolls in pink battle khaki killing machines in a Christmas animation that cocks a snook at the “Disney Doctrine”.
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1986 10 mins Location: North Tyneside
An exuberant animated short celebrates writer Sid Chaplins short story about the defiant spirit of an old miner who finds his beloved pigeon loft is under threat.
Boy and the Cat
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1976 10 mins Location: South Shields
A boy and his cat make mischief in the snow at South Shields in this captivating hand-drawn childrens animation created by Sheila Graber.
Student film 1972 25 mins Location: Sheffield
This bizarre science fiction film made by students at Sheffield University gives a great insight into the mindset and aesthetic of the early 1970s.
New Computer to help Animators
News 1981 3 mins Location: Cambridge
Character animator Chris James, a Grierson Award nominee, chats to Anglia TV at the Cambridge Animation Festival in 1981.
Tennis - The new VASSS Points System
News 1968 5 mins Location: Cambridge
American Real Tennis champ Jimmy Van Alen insists that his new scoring system VASSS-tly improves the game! Anglia TV remain unconvinced.
News 1975 4 mins Location: Cambridge
Judy Finnigan, early in her career as an Anglia TV reporter, interviewing 'real tennis' pro Brian Church.
Cambridge and Oxford
Travelogue 1953 10 mins Location: Cambridge
Time has taken an interesting toll on this contrasting portrait of Oxbridge by pro-am filmmaker Mathew Nathan
'Bumps' On the River Cam
Sport 1927 1 mins Location: Cambridge
Tense scenes from Cambridge's unorthodox boat race.
Multi-cultural Fortnight in Cambridge
News 1978 4 mins Location: Cambridge
Welcome to the Multicultural Fortnight in Cambridge where children learn to banish cultural stereotypes learned from TV.
Morecambe and Wise - Be Wise Don't Drink and Drive
Public Information Filler 1963 1 mins
Ernie tells Eric to ‘be wise’ and not drive home after their Christmas party
Shiraz: A Romance of India
Historical drama 1928 106 mins
This epic silent film, telling the ravishing, romantic story behind the Taj Mahal, has been newly restored with a sumptuous new score from Anoushka Shankar.
Building the 3rd Orpington Boy Scout Group Headquarters
Amateur film 1965 9 mins Location: Orpington
Follow construction of the new Scout Hall, from breaking ground to the finishing touch - the mounting of a moose head!
National Scoutcar Racing in Brighton
Amateur film 1967 3 mins Location: Brighton
Homemade go-karts of all colours, shapes and sizes can be seen haring along Madeira Drive in Brighton, as Scouts compete for first place.
Cyril Visits Lesney Farm Allotment and Pubs in Erith
Amateur film 1982 2 mins Location: Erith
Two classic masculine pastimes from the 1970s - allotments and pubs.
Fete at Erith
Amateur film 1979 3 mins Location: Erith
Looking down on Erith fete and across the river to East London.