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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Picnic and Pleasure Purstuits
Picnicking on the beach, followed by swimming in the sea, donkey rides, more swimming at the lido and finally, horse riding.
Home movie 1933 4 mins Silent
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The family are on holiday at Clacton-on-Sea, and the two brothers have a good deal of energy to spare. They enjoy swimming and diving in the sea while the family picnics, and also at the lido, where the springboard is demonstrated. Donkey rides are on offer for the youngest, while the older brother takes his photograph with a Brownie-type camera. Later on, the boys are joined by grown-ups for some pony riding.
Non-Fiction 1968 3 mins Silent Location: Great Yarmouth
Great Yarmouth, Cleethorpes, Skegness and Clacton all feature sunbathing, donkey rides, bank holiday traffic queues and rowdy youths.
Home movie 1974 7 mins Silent Location: Dovercourt
A charming film by amateur filmmaker, Paul Amos recording the visit of a group of children from the Wagtail Club to the Aquarium at Clacton Pier.
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Ted Hammond, an amateur filmmaker from Essex filmed this travelogue, but it’s not clear whether the car or the driver is the Frinton Flyer!
Amateur film 1950 9 mins Silent Location: Clacton-On-Sea
The essence of a relaxed family holiday at Clacton, Essex in September 1950
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Drama made by members of Clacton Cine Club. Daily life is interrupted by an emergency sea rescue.
Amateur film 1975 8 mins Silent Location: Clacton-On-Sea
A Clacton Cine Club joint production that documents activity at the Clacton-on-Sea Sailing Club in Essex in the 1970s.
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Compelling travel feature edited from footage of the 1925-26 Worsley Algarsson Arctic expedition.
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