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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Our Town - Lowestoft
Amateur colour footage of streets, buildings and factories give viewers a nostalgic look around Lowestoft, Suffolk in the mid seventies.
Amateur film 1975 4 mins Silent
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Amateur film captured by Mr Alan Reginald Moltino, a collection of scenes around his home town, Lowestoft; streets, a tower block, council houses, a war memorial, the harbour entrance and the Denes. Evidence of working life and industry are the factories including Bird's Eye, the Morton factory, the Pye factory and Swallow Pram Manufacturers. In the town centre are ABC and Odeon cinemas, and finally, Oulton Broad.
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Schools for Moslems
Documentary 1980 27 mins Location: Bury
A visit to Darul Uloom School in South Lancashire, the UK's first Muslim school
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1969 12 mins
An intimate, unusual encounter with the progressive narrative of orgasm.
Maidens in Distress
Documentary 1976 9 mins Location: The Maidens
Find out what a picture of a lighthouse is doing among the many maidens in distress?
School programme and Educational film 1970 19 mins Location: Aberdeen
Explore the growth of Aberdeen’s sparkling streets in this lively and colourful educational documentary produced by Campbell Harper Films for the 'Cities of Scotland' series.
The Look of Lingerie at Castle Drogo
News 1980 5 mins Location: Castle Drogo
Lingerie models dress for a titillating chase around Castle Drogo.
Snow Llanelli 1982
Home movie 1982 11 mins Silent Location: Llanelli
Llanelli becomes a winter wonderland as snow covers its streets, and icicles hang from the roofs of buildings.
Here and There in East Anglia
Documentary 1970 11 mins Location: Great Yarmouth
Three local history stories about boats – a racing yacht built 1827, locks giving boats access along the River Stour, and the herring drifters fishing from Great Yarmouth.
S.W. Wright - Wheelwright
Amateur film 1978 7 mins Location: Lowestoft
Mr Wright the Lowestoft wheelwright and his vintage Morris car, filmed with affection by his son-in-law
Documentary 1938 17 mins Location: Lowestoft
Finely photographed documentary about the Lowestoft herring industry.
Trawling North Sea: Dicketa, 1974
Amateur film 1974 18 mins Silent Location: Lowestoft
Rare Super 8 colour film offering a unique and personal view of fishermens' lives, filmed on board the North sea Trawler, Dicketa in 1974.
Racing on the Sea Wall
Amateur film 1926 6 mins Silent Location: Lowestoft
Amateur record of Lowestoft in the 1920s; the town centre, port and harbour, including motorcycle and car racing along the sea wall.
Home movie 1935 16 mins Silent Location: Southwold
Victor Harrison's 1935 family film of holidays on the Suffolk coast; Southwold, Lowestoft, The Broads, and Thorpeness.
What's Missing from this Picture?
Advert 1946 1 mins Silent
Life is looking up! The war is over and the “Corona” Man can visit his “Corona” families once more, door-to-door.
Fun at Rhyl
Advert 1962 0 mins Location: Rhyl
Cinema advertisement for Marine Lake & Ocean Beach, Rhyl, a popular destination for crowds set on a day's fun on free rides.
Local Cinema Advertisements - Blaenau Ffestiniog and Merthyr
Advert 1942 7 mins Silent Location: Blaenau Ffestiniog
Who could deny these advertising claims: "Attractive hair is the ambition of every woman", and "Your family will enjoy Lincoln potatoes"?
Shippam's Three Beans
Advert 1955 1 mins
Operatic chickens, shrimps and salmon sing-a-long with a paste pot chorus in this vibrantly animated advert for Shippam's
Liberty Foundations Commercial
Advert 1956 2 mins Location: Market Harborough
Liberté, égalité and fraternité in corsets, girdles and bras.
Local Trader's Gazette
Advert 1930 9 mins Silent Location: East Sussex
This amazing discovery shows how cinema advertising used to look in Bygone Britain - a truly nostalgic gem of a film for lovers of Britain's past
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