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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In and around Peterborough
Local newsreel cameras cover the Peterborough area well with a mix of processions, displays and motor racing at Silverstone where Stirling Moss and Mike Hawthorn were in action.
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Peterborough's newsreel cameras were out in force in 1952 reporting events from Sandringham to the Silverstone circuit in Northants. They capture moments of international importance such as the departure from Sandringham of the body of King George VI and international motor racing, as well as acknowledging the local trade and 'colour' of the daffodils and tulips and an impressive display by visiting Danish gymnasts.