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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Small Silk Weaving Factory
Redundant weaver continues the traditions of the East Anglian silk industry, opening a new factory in Castle Hedingham, Essex.
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World famous textile manufacturers Warner & Sons closed their factory at New Mills in Braintree, Essex in 1971 making many weavers redundant. One of those weavers decided to acquire the equipment and set up a new silk weaving factory in Castle Hedingham. Anglia TV reporter Peter Barsby visits the factory and speaks to new proprietor Richard Humphries about his decision to continue the tradition of producing the world's top furnishing silks.