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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Kings Lynn - Gateway to Opportunity
A professional documentary about seaport and market town, King's Lynn intended for prospective industrialists and tourists.
Industry sponsored film 1971 31 mins
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King’s Lynn is a cargo port and market town in Norfolk. A town that offers a mix of the traditional and the modern, with some of the finest countryside and coastline a stone’s throw away. Gateway to Opportunity is a promotional film, sponsored by no fewer than a dozen local companies, that aims to highlight the benefits and opportunities for modern businesses and their potential workforce should they relocate to King’s Lynn.
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