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.
Amateur film 1979 3 mins Silent
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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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1936 8 mins
Spoiler alert! The fox is always going to outsmart the hounds in this delightful, balletic cartoon that heads from the countryside into 1930s suburbia.
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1936 9 mins
Carmen get your cartoon opera fix in this (very!) loose version of Bizet’s classic tale of romance and treachery.
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1909 4 mins
Toy Story meets Fatal Attraction in this tale of an Edwardian childhood romance scuppered by poor finances and a stalking dolly
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1940 8 mins
Who does he think he’s kidding? This parodic day-in-the-life portrait of Mr Hitler is one of the very few British examples of comic cartoon propaganda from WW2.
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1919 10 mins Silent
Remember when Charlie Chaplin went into space? Reality is no obstacle in this endlessly inventive silent cinema cartoon of the 'Little Tramp'
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1925 6 mins
1920s canine icon Bonzo the Dog tests the Entente Cordiale to the limit in this silent British cartoon
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