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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North Norfolk Coast: Blakeney to Walcott
Norwich artist Pippa Miller's family film of the north Norfolk coastal village of Blakeney and the old port town, Cley-next-the-Sea.
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Family film captured on Super 8mm by Norwich artist Pippa Miller, showing the north Norfolk coastal landscape, beginning with Blakeney at the quay, once a bustling trading port, now a place for recreational boating. Footage moves to Blakeney village, showing the pretty flint-walled cottages, and continues east along the coast to another old port town, Cley-next-the-Sea, showing the historic windmill, salt marshes, and beach, with time for a splash-about in the sea.
This family film was captured by celebrated Norwich artist Pippa Miller (1905-2006). Born in Oulton Broad to a boat-building family, Philippa Miller moved to her adopted city of Norwich to teach art and craft, from 1930, at what is now the Sewell Park Academy. Her love of both painting and of the Broadland remained a constant throughout her life, nurtured early in childhood when the Miller family would take to the water in a converted wherry, and Pippa would join her parents in painting the unfolding scenes. Two exhibitions of her paintings were held at Norwich Cathedral in 2005, her centenary year; “An Artist’s War” and “An Artist's Broadland”. Pippa Miller died peacefully in her sleep at the age of 101.