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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Pulham Market Village Sign
In good spirits Pulham Market villagers gather at the village green to watch the guest clergyman who struggles to unveil the new village sign.
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On a wet April in 1979, south Norfolk villagers gather for the unveiling of the new village sign in Pulham Market. At first struggling with the Union Jack veil, a clergyman performs the ceremonial duty to reveal the new sign that bears four emblems - one for each of the original Pulham Market public houses - The Falcon, The Crown, The Ducks Foot and The Queens Head and an illustration of Mary Magdalene, in recognition of the parish church being dedicated to St Mary.
Amateur film 1977 11 mins Silent Location: Pulham Market
Pancake tossing around the village green, slow bicycle races, five-a-side football, obstacle courses, relay races, and British Bulldogs.
Amateur film 1977 2 mins Silent Location: Pulham Market
Not your typical pub punter! The passengers of a Victorian mail coach stop for refreshments at Pulham Market’s Crown Inn.
Consumer programme 1975 5 mins Silent Location: Pulham Market
A south Norfolk village comes alive with a colourful carnival procession of floats. Recorded in 1975 by Clacton Cine Club member Pauline Webb.
Factual TV 1981 22 mins Location: Kenton
Villages are not just picture postcards – they are real communities with real issues. TV report on the DIY community action in East Anglia.
Pulham Market Carnival 1976 - Shows of Screen and Stage Pulham Market Carnival 1976 - Shows of Screen and Stage
Amateur film 1976 16 mins Silent Location: Pulham Market
Rather impressively, Pulham Market Carnival-goers dress up for the year’s theme, ‘Shows of Screen or Stage’. Can you guess who’s who?
Amateur film 1979 6 mins Silent Location: Pulham Market
A wet welly race, tug o' war, and maypole dancing are the traditions of the May Day celebrations in Pulham Market.
Action and Adventure 1923 28 mins Silent Location: Tilbury
Plotting world domination, Devil Doctor Fu-Manchu steals plans for a new aero-torpedo in this earliest surviving thrill-a-minute serial instalment.
Inside Film 2024 16 mins
Filmmakers Jane Giles and Ali Catterall discuss their documentary Scala!!!, revisiting the legendary and inspirational cinema venue and some of the most notorious films that screened there.
Drama 2023 2 mins
A group of young Black boys run into a building. One of them is about to do the unimaginable.
Romance 2023 2 mins
A queercore romance - a visceral and immersive exploration of the power of the mosh pit and finding love in the most unlikely of places.
Charity appeal 1939 10 mins
Long thought lost, this Powell-directed promotional short for a veteran’s charity was only rediscovered in 2003.
Documentary 1941 6 mins
A poignant, stirring letter from a recently deceased pilot to his mother is read by John Gielgud.