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Life and Music of Black Anna
Well and truly steering the helm at The Jolly Butchers pub in Ber Street, Norwich is Antoinette Hannent better known as 'Black Anna'.
News 1973 10 mins
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Anglia TV News profiled this landlady and jazz aficionado - so-named 'Black' Anna, due to her habitual wearing of the colour. Always the main attraction, this landlady and jazz singer is adored by her regulars who gather at the pub in their droves to witness a consummate performance from this vivacious character.
Despite being close to seventy years of age, Black Anna belts out with great gusto, typically early jazz numbers with that familiar gravelly voice. A favourite amongst US airmen during WWII, the pub later became a popular haunt for student regulars who loved her infectious enthusiasm for a song as everyone gets stuck in. The film was shot just three years before her death in 1976, after which the pub closed, probably never to retain the same atmosphere that this famed woman of Norwich bestowed upon it.
Drama 1979 24 mins Location: London
Nerdy teenage mummy's boy David dreams of wowing the girls with his disco dance moves - but alas he was born with two left feet.
Getting It Straight in Notting Hill Gate
Documentary 1970 25 mins Location: Notting Hill
Spaced-out sitar music and the prog rock grooves of Quintessence soundtrack this psychedelic flashback to Notting Hill Gate in 1970.
1967 32 mins
The multitalented actor, singer and songwriter discusses his new life in California and his countercultural values.
Dave Clark Five and Catch Us If You Can
News 1965 1 mins Silent Location: Bigbury
On set with The Dave Clark Five for John Boorman’s directorial debut.
1968 31 mins
The Manchester-born Monkee reflects on Britain and America in the aftermath of the shooting of Robert Kennedy.
The Flip Side
Current affairs 1964 25 mins Silent Location: Bridlington
A rave up, a ball, or just a plain old racket? The unseen side of the 1960s pop music business is revealed.
Amateur film 1974 4 mins Location: Norwich
Whether you’re after handbags, children’s toys, flat caps, ladies’ coats or your everyday fruit and veg, it’s all here at Norwich market.
The Cromer Train
Amateur film 1984 11 mins Location: Norwich
The railway line from Norwich to Cromer; a vital link in local life, but will the trains continue?
River - A Living Thing
Documentary 1983 26 mins Location: Syderstone
Dick Joice introduces this documentary charting the course and the history of the river starting at Horningtoft and finishing in Norwich.
Read's Flour Mill
Documentary 1993 4 mins Location: Norwich
Between the River Wensum and King Street stood Albion Mill, an 1837 yarn mill, repurposed in 1932 as a flour mill by Robert John Read.
Amateur film 1973 11 mins Location: Norwich
Norwich market from dawn to dusk in all weathers, with commentary by the market traders comparing the market now with their memories. The market has traded for over 900 years.
Heigham Conservative Ladies Bowls Club in…SPOON'S
Amateur film 1936 2 mins Silent Location: Norwich
Women meet on a Norwich bowling green to play a friendly bowls match.
ABC in Sound
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1933 2 mins
Hand-drawn sound experiment by Bauhaus professor László Moholy-Nagy.
Hovis: Boy on the Bike
Advert 1974 1 mins Location: Shaftesbury
A classic slice of British advertising history, though that hill's not as Northern as it looks...
Workforce of Parkgate Iron and Steel Co., Rotherham (1901)
Non-Fiction 1901 3 mins Silent Location: Rotherham
Edwardian workers react to the camera at one of Rotherham's major employers.
Workforce of Ormerod's Mill, Great Moor Street, Bolton (1900)
Non-Fiction 1900 1 mins Silent Location: Great Moor St, Bolton
Eager youngsters burst out of the gates of a Victorian cotton mill.
The Henley Regatta
Sport 1901 1 mins Silent Location: Henley-on-Thames
It's the first weekend of July 1901, and high society are on the Thames
Advert 1898 1 mins Silent Location: St Pancras
An unusual farewell in this charming early film
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