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
Round and About (Part Two)
Sun-seekers at the Lido! Capturing scenery 'round and about' Herts and Beds during the summer of 1959; the second of two silent films with pleasing hand-created title cards.
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The second part of amateur filmmaker John Chear's full colour footage 'round and about' Herts and Beds; a leisurely visual tour of the public spaces and featuring the citizens who inhabit them during the summer of 1959. A summer noted for its longevity rather than its intensity, 1959 produced a benchmark summer against which subsequent seasons were compared. In turn Harpenden, Rickmansworth, Boreham Wood, Hatfield, Wembley, London Colney, and Dunstable are featured.