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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The history of the lightship, including the recollections of retired mariner Charlie Moll, and archive footage of fisher girls at Yarmouth.
Documentary 1970 14 mins
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Life on a modern lightship, in 1970; a film made by David Cleveland who later founded the first regional film archive, the East Anglian Film Archive. Includes the most interesting recollections from retired fisherman and lightshipman, Charlie Moll, who joined the employ of Trinity House in 1920 and remembers those days when life on a lightship was hard. There also features archive footage of the Scottish fisher girls gutting and packing herring at Great Yarmouth in 1935.
The idea for a light vessel was patented by Robert Hambling of Kings Lynn.
Shipbuilding on Film
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Non-Fiction 1912 2 mins Silent Location: Southampton
Two of the earliest surviving editions of the Topical Budget newsreel, released in the aftermath of the Titanic disaster.
1936 2 mins Silent
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Amateur film 1984 11 mins Location: Norwich
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Home movie 1930 2 mins Silent Location: Cromer
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Norfolk Women's Tennis Team in Prudential County Cup Norfolk Women's Tennis Team in Prudential County Cup
Sport 1978 3 mins Location: Cromer
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Promotional 1958 27 mins Location: Cromer
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Government sponsored film 1983 15 mins Location: Sheringham
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Amateur film 1938 8 mins Silent Location: Cromer
Lively amateur record captured in 1938 of the ambitious and entertaining annual carnival in the Norfolk coastal town of Cromer.
Drama 2020 12 mins
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Drama 2018 12 mins
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