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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Rural Sports in Southwold
Tug o' war, Tradesmen's Cycle Race, Sack Bumping. Rural Sports Day on Southwold Common in which the community gather to take part in the day's scheduled activities.
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Amateur filmmaker Barrett Jenkins picked up a Kodak BB cine camera from his father's High Street store, and became enthused to record local events. On Whit Monday 1928, Barrett filmed the races and prize giving of the ‘Rural Sports’ held on Southwold Common. Men, women, and children have fun competing and testing their strength and agility. But it’s not always the strongest or fastest that takes first prize, as a slow and steady pace wins the ‘slow cycle race’.