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.
This film is part of Free
Rambles Around East Anglia - Part Two
Amateur filmmaker captures East Anglia's coastal landmarks; incl. Thorpeness' 'House in the Clouds', Happisburgh Lighthouse, in 1959.
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Norwich man Brian Cheesman enjoyed spending his free time with his 8mm camera filming his native East Anglia. In this 1959 reel, Cheesman’s “rambles” begin in Aldeburgh, moving northward up and along the Suffolk coastline and continuing on to Norfolk. Here features all the familiar landmarks; Aldeburgh's Moot Hall, Thorpeness’ "House in the Clouds", Southwold’s Lighthouse, Paston Mill, and Happisburgh Lighthouse, before filming turns inland to the Norfolk Broads.
Cine enthusiast Brian Cheesman lived with his mother and father on Sewell Road in Norwich, until their deaths (f. 1959, m. 1993). He never married, or had any children, neither did he have any siblings. He was a regular in the congregation of the nearby Christ Church at the bottom of Constitution Hill, and was employed by Norwich Union Insurance throughout his entire working life. In his spare time, he enjoyed exploring his native East Anglia, or travelling overseas with friends from work or church, and capturing these day trips on 8mm film.