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 Holiday Towns Lose Train Service
“I wouldn’t travel by bus. I’d go to bed instead I think!” Local News TV speak to Mrs Smith and Mrs Stebbens, passengers who find the Norwich to Sheringham train service essential.
News 1983 11 mins
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In 1969 the railway at Hunstanton closed, causing a decline in visits by holidaymakers who now have to travel by bus or car, which takes twice as long. In 1983, another Norfolk holiday town, Sheringham, is at risk of losing its train service with concerns of suffering the same fate as Hunstanton. A Local Action Committee has been set up to emphasise the necessity of the line to Sheringham. Anglia Television reports.
Wexford Railway Station (1902)
Non-Fiction 1902 2 mins Silent
A flurry of activity at Wexford Railway Station as passengers alight an Edwardian steam train.
Camwell Personal Film No. 40: Ribblehead
Amateur film 1959 4 mins Silent
A thinly disguised visit to the Stainmore Line, taking in the impressive tubular viaducts of Belah and Deepdale
Full Steam Ahead to Dublin
Amateur film 1966 11 mins Silent Location: Belfast
Take a stroll through a forgotten Belfast on your way to catch the steam train to Dublin. Experience the city centre before it is reshaped by violence and regeneration.
Oxted, Bowaters & Hayling Island Railways
Amateur film 1961 14 mins Location: Surrey
There's plenty of steam action in this amazing quadruple bill featuring Kent's farewell to steam, a railway with combustion issues and rides on the late lamented Hayling Billy
All Aboard: Shane's Castle Railway and the Enterprise leaves Belfast
Amateur film 1981 3 mins Silent Location: Randalstown
Relive your memories of the Shane’s Castle railway. Inspired by the Blitz and built in the family castle ruins, Lord O’Neill’s private passion becomes a tourist attraction.
Train Journey from Gateshead to Hexham
Amateur film 1985 7 mins Silent Location: Gateshead
A train spotter takes us on a thrilling high speed ride on the Tyne Valley Line.
Promotional 1979 29 mins Location: Hunstanton
Youths boogie at a 70s disco in this promo for the cultural scene of a corner of East Anglia
Seaside Pleasures at Hunstanton
Amateur film 1972 11 mins Silent Location: Hunstanton
Artist Pippa Miller's family film of Hunstanton's South and North beaches, old lighthouse, and funfair, and Royal Sandringham Estate in 1972
The Taylor Family Days Out
Home movie 1959 35 mins Silent Location: Mundesley
In 1959, the extended Taylor family head to the Norfolk coast every Sunday for picnics and a lark about.
The Patchwork Quilt
Amateur film 1985 29 mins Location: Thompson Common
“The whole of the natural world is like the pattern of a patchwork quilt” says amateur filmmaker and naturalist Dorothy Maxey.
The Living Rainbow
Amateur film 1976 26 mins Silent Location: Thompson Common
Critters and blossoms of all colours, in Norfolk, captured on Super 8 colour Kodachrome by amateur filmmaker and naturalist Dorothy Maxey.
Open Your Eyes
Amateur film 1967 14 mins Location: Thompson Common
Should you look hard enough, you’ll be amazed at the antics that creatures get up to, says Dorothy Maxey, amateur filmmaker and naturalist.
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.