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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Chubb Horlock, the grand old man of the Thames sailing barge, tells of the tough life of the Essex bargemen in this 1975 documentary.
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David Gowing, himself a keen sailor, conceived, wrote, directed and edited this film, a documentary about the Thames sailing barges and the tough life of the Essex bargemen who worked in and out of London and up the east coast. Narrated by the English stage and screen actor, Michael Hordern, and featuring interviews with the skippers of these magnificent barges, including with the grand old man of the racing barges, Chubb Horlock of Mistley in Essex.
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Drama 2023 2 mins
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