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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Norfolk Women's Tennis Team in Prudential County Cup
Ranked number 9 internationally, tennis pro Lesley Charles speaks to Anglia TV in Cromer.
Sport 1978 3 mins
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Anglia TV report as Norfolk women's tennis team just failed to reach division two of the Prudential County Cup after winning promotion in each of the last four seasons. British international tennis professional Lesley Charles speaks to news reporter Gerry Harrison about her return to the tennis circuit following a serious back operation.
Tennis on Film
Sue Barker plays Evonne Goolagong
Sport 1971 9 mins Location: Torquay
A young pretender takes on the Wimbledon Champion
Instructional film/TV programme 1974 16 mins
The “voice of wimbledon” Dan Maskell commentates as some of the world's top tennis players show us their moves and tactics on the court.
Sport 1951 22 mins
Extended highlights from the 1951 Wimbledon Tennis Championships
Non-Fiction 1928 2 mins Silent
French tennis legend René Lacoste beats fellow countryman Henri Cochet to the 1928 Wimbledon men’s title
Surbiton Lawn Tennis Club
Non-Fiction 1920 7 mins Silent
Newsreel coverage of the finals of the 1922 Surrey County Championships in tennis at Surbiton
Scenes at the Walton-on-Thames Lawn Tennis Tournament Finals Day
Amateur film 1934 3 mins Silent Location: Walton-on-Thames
Amateur film of the final day of play at the Walton-on-Thames Tennis Tournament 1934.
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?
Sledging at Cromer Lighthouse
Home movie 1930 2 mins Silent Location: Cromer
With Beacon Hill, the highest point in Norfolk, just three kilometres away the steep hillside down to the beach at Cromer offered excellent sledging in the 1930s.
Let's Go To Cromer
Promotional 1958 27 mins Location: Cromer
Bernie Winters and a Waiters' Race both feature in this locally produced professional showcase promoting the seaside town of Cromer, Norfolk
The Norfolk Coast
Government sponsored film 1983 15 mins Location: Sheringham
Educational film about the Norfolk coastline focussing on the problems of erosion.
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.
Holiday on the North Norfolk Coast
Amateur film 1952 17 mins Silent Location: Cromer
A Countryside Club travelogue of the north Norfolk coast; there's windmills, lavender fields, and Scottish country dancing!
Comedy 1919 35 mins Silent
A protective father masquerades as an automatic doll in this bonkers interwar comedy.
Spirit of Mayday
1937 11 mins Silent
May Day – a significant day for the labour movement – is covered by the cameras of the Film and Photograph League.
Cornelius Cardew 1936-1981
Performance 1986 55 mins
An exploration of the life and work of the controversial British composer.
1935 9 mins
Let it bleed? This exemplary education film gets to the heart of the matter.
U.A.B. (Workers Newsreel No.3)
Non-Fiction 1935 12 mins Silent
Punchy political film capturing mass protests against unemployment.
The Merry Month of May
1937 15 mins Silent
A spirited satire on the coronation of George VI made by members of the Film and Photograph League.