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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Last Goods Train from Sheringham
The very last freight train departs from Sheringham Station on 28th December 1964, following the withdrawal of the service in the wake of the Beeching Report.
Amateur film 1964 6 mins
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A local record of the departure of the last goods train from Sheringham in December 1964, following the withdrawal of the service in the wake of the Beeching Report. Local woman Joan Barney captured the freight train on the North Norfolk Railway one last time.
Train to the Future
Documentary 1972 8 mins
A musical illustration of life where road traffic chaos breeds anger and frustration, but the rail network is fast, smooth and relaxing
Southern Electric Brighton Belle Pullman
Amateur film 1967 9 mins
Sit back and watch the world's only all Pullman, electric train service make its luxurious way up and down the Brighton line in this film from the mid-sixties
Non-Fiction 1965 5 mins Location: Consallforge
With the railway line gone the only access to Consall Forge is via a private toll road. Will the tiny Staffordshire hamlet survive?
Kineton Signal Box
Non-Fiction 1965 4 mins Location: Kineton
Dr Beeching has ensured that the last train has now departed from Kineton so what is there to do but drink tea and enjoy the quiet life?
To Build an Island's Future
Promotional 1954 7 mins Location: Loughborough
Through blazing sun and monsoon rain new British built diesel locomotives keep communications open on the far off island of Ceylon.
Sale of Railway Fittings
Non-Fiction 1964 5 mins Location: Derby
A sentimental sale or simply for profit? British Railways sells off the history that doesn't fit with the swinging sixties.
Pennefather Pictures Present Summer Holiday, Sheringham, 1933
Home movie 1933 12 mins Location: Sheringham
The Pennefather Family on their jollies in Sheringham - the beach, lacrosse, and sailing! Great 1930s swimwear. Home movie.
Sheringham Seaside Scenes
Amateur film 1957 9 mins Location: Sheringham
Family scenes on the beach at Sheringham, including the return of the RNLB Forester's Centenary lifeboat and children playing in 1957.
The Norfolk Coast
Government sponsored film 1983 15 mins Location: Sheringham
Educational film about the Norfolk coastline focussing on the problems of erosion.
A Fine Resort: Sheringham
Promotional 1961 13 mins Location: Sheringham
Clean golden sands, and the purest air in England. There are many reasons to visit the seaside at Sheringham, says this 1961 promotional film.
Flying Over the Norfolk Coast
Amateur film 1982 8 mins Location: Sheringham
Amateur colour Super 8 footage - aerial views from a two seater aeroplane, of Norfolk's coastline.
Some of Us - Holland-on-Sea
Amateur film 1989 29 mins Location: Holland-on-Sea
Amateur film of some of the folks who live in Holland-On-Sea, Essex and some of the places they visited on the East Anglian coast.
Olivia Hussey and Leonard Whiting Q&A for Shakespeare Lives
Inside Film 2016 31 mins
The stars of Franco Zeffirelli’s Romeo and Juliet are reunited on stage for the first time since 1968 as part of the BFI and British Council’s Shakespeare on Film.
Amateur film 1965 11 mins Location: Redhill Aerodrome
The skies above Redhill are abuzz with planes as the fliers of Surrey's Tiger Club perform an aerial show for the crowds below
Brighton Seaside - Airshow & Silver Jubilee in Bromley
Amateur film 1977 11 mins Location: Brighton
Tony Mitchell captures a variety of events during Jubilee year - including day trips to Brighton and a bunting covered London as well as an accident at an airshow
This is Bournemouth
Promotional 1969 17 mins Location: Bournemouth
Bournemouth. A holiday resort that’s got the lot. Sunshine, sandy beaches, gardens, shops, fine dining and entertainment - with sports stars and a few beauty queens thrown in
The Building of the Eastern Road flyover on the M27
Amateur film 1970 7 mins Location: Hilsea
The roads around Portsmouth are about to be transformed with concrete and steel in this 1970 film from W J Evans.
A Tour of Conservative Wards in Southampton
Amateur film 1935 14 mins Location: Southampton
A Tory MP and his wife meet their female battalions in a tour of Southampton's wards - while Stanley Baldwin lends his own support at an outdoor fete