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.
News 1978 3 mins
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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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Industry sponsored film 1971 31 mins Location: King's Lynn
A professional documentary about seaport and market town, King's Lynn intended for prospective industrialists and tourists.
Industry sponsored film 1975 14 mins Location: King's Lynn
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Amateur film 1938 4 mins Silent Location: Ingoldisthorpe
At a Norfolk country house Ingoldisthorpe villagers enjoy a fancy dress costumed garden party and tea dance at the annual Summer Fete, in 1938.
News 1983 11 mins Location: Hunstanton
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Amateur film 1968 8 mins Location: King's Lynn
A whistle-stop venture from Kings Lynn to Hunstanton via rail, in the company of Chib Thorp, amateur filmmaker and rail enthusiast from Leigh on Sea.
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