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.
This film is part of Free
Our Hertfordshire Heritage
The high number of intertitles suggest that the credited ‘Sound Engineer’ provided a now lost music accompaniment to the pictures.
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An amateur travelogue consisting of a series of annotated shots of interesting and picturesque places throughout the County of Hertfordshire including Verulamium, Great Amwell, Ayot St Lawrence, Woolmer Green Model Village, Barley Mill, Buntingford Church, Standon Green, Temple Bar, Westmill, Newgate Street, Northaw, Digswell Viaduct, Aldenham Reservoir, Ardley, Lemsford, Bennington, Welwyn Garden City, Aldbury and Putterham, the ‘Thankful Village’.
The county of Hertfordshire is well-known for ‘chocolate-box’ villages of timber-framed houses and thatched cottages, despite offering a greater number of ‘new towns’ compared to neighbouring counties – Hemel Hempstead, Welwyn Garden City, Letchworth, Stevenage and Hatfield.