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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Intercounties Hardcourt Singles Championship
Norfolk is doing well in the top group at the Intercounties Hardcourt Singles Tennis Championships in Norwich. Anglia TV reports in 1977.
Sport 1977 4 mins
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Anglia TV cover the pre-match warm-up action by several players at the Intercounties Hardcourt Singles Championships in Norwich in 1977. The winter tennis tournament has reached the quarter final stages and Norfolk is doing well in the top group. Reporter Gerry Harrison interviews Lawn Tennis Association representative Tony Spurgeon who attributes the good standard of tennis players in Norfolk to the county's LTA coaching scheme for all ages.
Players featured are Martin Smith, Paul Sussons, Eddie Fox, Robin Lincoln, Don Lillinston and Tony Spurgeon. Anglia TV's Gerry Harrison speaks to Tony Spurgeon and semi-pro soccer player turned tennis player Paul Sussons. In 2015, Tony Spurgeon was awarded a Meritorious Service Award by The Lawn Tennis Association for his contribution to the Norfolk LTA.
Tennis on Film
Sue Barker plays Evonne Goolagong
Sport 1971 9 mins Location: Torquay
A young pretender takes on the Wimbledon Champion
Tony Mottram - Tennis Tutorial
Instructional film/TV programme 1960 7 mins
Light on his feet, Tony Mottram shows why he's one of Britain's most influential tennis coaches following a successful career as a tennis pro.
Sport 1951 22 mins
Extended highlights from the 1951 Wimbledon Tennis Championships
Non-Fiction 1928 2 mins Silent
French tennis legend René Lacoste beats fellow countryman Henri Cochet to the 1928 Wimbledon men’s title
Surbiton Lawn Tennis Club
Non-Fiction 1920 7 mins Silent
Newsreel coverage of the finals of the 1922 Surrey County Championships in tennis at Surbiton
Scenes at the Walton-on-Thames Lawn Tennis Tournament Finals Day
Amateur film 1934 3 mins Silent Location: Walton-on-Thames
Amateur film of the final day of play at the Walton-on-Thames Tennis Tournament 1934.
1974 5 mins Silent Location: Norwich
Alan Partridge would have plenty to say on this look at conservation and redevelopment in Norwich city centre
Come with Me to Norwich
Travelogue 1953 20 mins Silent Location: Norwich
Norwich opens its gates to the amiable presence of Richard Dimbleby in this cinema travelogue
Tennis and Bowls at The Barclays
Home movie 1934 4 mins Silent Location: Norwich
1930s home movie of a tennis party with the Salter and Bird families at a country house in Norfolk.
Linda Mottram Interview
News 1975 4 mins Location: Norwich
Tennis pro Linda Mottram at the Robinson's International Tournament in Norwich in 1975 speaking about equal pay for women competitors.
Short Tennis for Children
Sport 1979 8 mins Location: Norwich
Anglia TV report by Steve Rider in Norwich on 'short tennis', a new type of tennis to encourage children into the game.
Sue Mappin Interview
Sport 1979 4 mins Location: Norwich
Tennis pro turned National Women's Team Manager, Sue Mappin, encourages confidence in East Anglia's top young players.
Grounded on the Platters: HMS Conway
Home movie 1953 7 mins Silent Location: Anglesey/Ynysmôn
A sorry end to any ship: timings, tide and wind played their part in pushing HMS Conway onto the Platters rocks in the Menai Strait on 14/4/1953.
Exeter Real Ale Festival
News 1975 3 mins Location: Exeter
The wet and warm ale goes down a treat as aficionados gather to celebrate real ale.
Home movie 1955 8 mins Silent Location: Llanddwyn Island/Ynys Llanddwyn
Sea pinks and samphire, lighthouses and church ruins – Llanddwyn’s charms are many and varied.
News 1979 2 mins Location: Plymouth
Experimentation with a coat for two leaves couples with really no escape.
Bath Festival of Blues and Progressive Music
News 1970 2 mins Location: Shepton Mallet
Progressive gathering of festival goers hits the blues.
Dawson: Lower Penn Show
Home movie 1954 4 mins Silent Location: Lower Penn
Another blustery summer day in the 1950s and it's Lower Penn's carnival parade.