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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Pancake tossing around the village green, slow bicycle races, five-a-side football, obstacle courses, relay races, and British Bulldogs.
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In 1977, the 25th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II's coronation was celebrated with a series of Silver Jubilee events culminating with official ‘Jubilee Days’ around the Queen's Official Birthday in June. The actual coronation anniversary date of 6th February itself was celebrated in churches, but this film appears to have been made later in the year and includes shots of a Royals driving past the camera – the Queen visited Ipswich on 11th July 1977.
In 1977, to celebrate her Silver Jubilee as monarch, Prince Philip accompanied Queen Elizabeth II visiting more of the United Kingdom in a three month tour than any previous monarch – a total of 36 counties. The trip started in Glasgow on 17th May and progressed through England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Later in the year, the Royal couple embarked on a lengthy Commonwealth tour which included visits to Fiji and Tonga, New Zealand and Australia, Papua New Guinea and the West Indies. The tour concluded in Canada, where the Queen and Prince Philip were joined by their eldest son, Prince Charles.