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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Sledging at Cromer Lighthouse
With Beacon Hill, the highest point in Norfolk, just three kilometres away the steep hillside down to the beach at Cromer offered excellent sledging in the 1930s.
Home movie 1930 2 mins Silent
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Often referred to as the ‘Gem of the Norfolk Coast’, the town of Cromer lies on the north east coast of the county of Norfolk, around twenty-three miles from the city of Norwich. Tourism is a major economy in the town, and fishing as ‘Cromer Crab’ is a local delicacy. The town boasts a Victorian pier which was significantly damaged during a storm surge on December 5th, 2013. The lighthouse is 18 metres tall and the light has a range of 39 kilometres.
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1988 5 mins Location: South Shields
Barbie dolls in pink battle khaki killing machines in a Christmas animation that cocks a snook at the “Disney Doctrine”.
Documentary 1980 14 mins Location: Haworth
Richard Whiteley joins children on the Worth Valley Railway Santa’s Special, while the Haworth Town Band sing On Ilkla Moor Baht 'at.
Government sponsored film 1977 2 mins Location: Belfast
Christmas in Belfast at the height of 'The Troubles'. Not the most wonderful time of year.
Musical 1964 70 mins Location: Liverpool
An incredibly joyous TV musical about a young woman's search for her long-lost cousin.
Morecambe and Wise - Be Wise Don't Drink and Drive Morecambe and Wise - Be Wise Don't Drink and Drive
Public Information Filler 1963 1 mins
Ernie tells Eric to ‘be wise’ and not drive home after their Christmas party
Trick film 1898 1 mins Silent
These Victorian children's Christmas wishes come true in a very special early British film
Amateur film 1984 11 mins Location: Norwich
The railway line from Norwich to Cromer; a vital link in local life, but will the trains continue?
Norfolk Women's Tennis Team in Prudential County Cup Norfolk Women's Tennis Team in Prudential County Cup
Sport 1978 3 mins Location: Cromer
Ranked number 9 internationally, tennis pro Lesley Charles speaks to Anglia TV in Cromer.
Promotional 1958 27 mins Location: Cromer
Bernie Winters and a Waiters' Race both feature in this locally produced professional showcase promoting the seaside town of Cromer, Norfolk
Government sponsored film 1983 15 mins Location: Sheringham
Educational film about the Norfolk coastline focussing on the problems of erosion.
Amateur film 1938 8 mins Silent Location: Cromer
Lively amateur record captured in 1938 of the ambitious and entertaining annual carnival in the Norfolk coastal town of Cromer.
Documentary 1970 14 mins Location: Cromer
The history of the lightship, including the recollections of retired mariner Charlie Moll, and archive footage of fisher girls at Yarmouth.
Travelogue 1907 9 mins Silent
A grand tour of Japan’s major cities, offering scenic views of the streets and daily life.
Interest film 1913 3 mins Silent
This ethnographic film offers a brief overview of the traditional culture of the Ainu, an ethnic minority in Japan.
Documentary 1905 4 mins
The performance of a masked dancer is followed by a scene from a kendo match, contrasting grace and ferocity.
Non-Fiction 1904 2 mins Silent
In a school gymnastic festival, boys and girls demonstrate their physical rigour through exercise and dance.
Interest film 1909 5 mins Silent
A vibrant festival with parades of fishermen and geisha celebrates the 50th anniversary of the opening of Yokohama Port.
1912 5 mins Silent
Pathécolor’s mechanical stencil colouring is put to good use illustrating a festival at an ancient shrine.