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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