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.
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Tony Mottram - Tennis Tutorial
Instructional film/TV programme 1960 7 mins
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Non-Fiction 1920 7 mins Silent
Newsreel coverage of the finals of the 1922 Surrey County Championships in tennis at Surbiton
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Amateur film 1934 3 mins Silent Location: Walton-on-Thames
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News 1960 13 mins Location: Norwich
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Read's Flour Mill
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About Women - Toy Library for handicapped children
Magazine and Review show 1974 8 mins Location: Norwich
Anglia TV visit the Norfolk & Norwich Toy Library where the mums can get-together while the children enjoy much needed time to play.
About Women - Club 52
Magazine and Review show 1973 8 mins Location: Norwich
Anglia TV report on 'Club 52', a social enterprise founded by Norwich resident Jean Jurak, that offers the housebound a new lease of life.
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