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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Carnival costumes and decorative floats wow the crowds as 'Essex folk come together for the Queen's Jubilee celebrations of 1977.
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An array of colourful costumes and carnival floats parade through Clacton’s town centre. From giant papier mache heads to Carnival Queens and marching bands, although most impressive is the balancing act of the cycling band. To cycle and to play an instrument looks no mean feat! Amateur filmmaker Herbert Gregory from Holland-on-Sea captured, over the years, many events in the neighbouring towns in Essex, including this Jubilee celebration.