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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Ingoldisthorpe Village Fete
At a Norfolk country house Ingoldisthorpe villagers enjoy a fancy dress costumed garden party and tea dance at the annual Summer Fete, in 1938.
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In 1938, the Norfolk villagers of Ingoldisthorpe gather for the annual summer fete. The children of the village spend the day in costume, and there features Snow White (Disney’s first feature animation appeared on screen in the previous year), Little Bo Peep, and a rather grumpy Circus Ringmaster. The outdoor event is hosted at a very grand country house that provides ample lawn space perfect for the grown-ups to enjoy a tea dance, and the children to have pony rides.
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