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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Mayor opens Mart Fair
The Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress keep the Mart-opening tradition alive with a circuit on the dodg'ems at Tuesday Market Place in King's Lynn.
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Traditionally, King’s Lynn Mart, a fair – originally a trade fair, now a funfair, opens each year on Valentine’s Day. Following a procession to the town’s magnificent Georgian Tuesday Market Place, and a short speech by the civic leader, the fun begins with the Mayor and Lady Mayoress leading the way with a ceremonial first go on the fair rides, here the dodg’em cars. Anglia TV covers the event including an interview with Mayor Frank Cork.
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