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
The Norfolk Coast
Educational film about the Norfolk coastline focussing on the problems of erosion.
Government sponsored film 1983 15 mins
From the collection of:
The county of Norfolk has a long coastline, and it is one of variety. There are cliffs, marshes, and dunes, as well as long stretches of sand. However, in places, the coast is under constant attack and land is being lost to the sea. But Norfolk’s coast must be looked after, for it provides a living for many Norfolk people, whether catering for tourists or fishing. Norfolk County Council’s Education Department made this film to show what is being done about the problem of erosion.
Home movie 1971 4 mins Silent Location: Sheringham
A selection of trains from an Intercity 125 to LNER Thompson Class B1 61306 ‘Mayflower’ and LMS Royal Scot Class 6115 ‘Scots Guardsman’.
Pennefather Pictures Present Summer Holiday, Sheringham, 1933 Pennefather Pictures Present Summer Holiday, Sheringham, 1933
Home movie 1933 12 mins Silent Location: Sheringham
The Pennefather Family on their jollies in Sheringham - the beach, lacrosse, and sailing! Great 1930s swimwear. Home movie.
Amateur film 1957 9 mins Silent Location: Sheringham
Family scenes on the beach at Sheringham, including the return of the RNLB Forester's Centenary lifeboat and children playing in 1957.
Promotional 1961 13 mins Location: Sheringham
Clean golden sands, and the purest air in England. There are many reasons to visit the seaside at Sheringham, says this 1961 promotional film.
Amateur film 1982 8 mins Silent Location: Sheringham
Amateur colour Super 8 footage - aerial views from a two seater aeroplane, of Norfolk's coastline.
Amateur film 1989 29 mins Silent Location: Holland-on-Sea
Amateur film of some of the folks who live in Holland-On-Sea, Essex and some of the places they visited on the East Anglian coast.
Drama 2020 21 mins
A young Palestinian woman crosses the Israeli border illegally to find her long-lost brother, who she hopes will be her ticket to a new life.
Charity appeal 2020 2 mins
Beautiful NHS fundraiser, setting Michael Rosen’s poem to powerful archive images.
Non-Fiction 1924 1 mins Silent Location: Woking
The UK's first purpose-built mosque welcomes a huge crowd of worshippers - and newsreel cameras!
Comedy 1914 9 mins Silent
A vicar is caught flirting with an improperly-dressed chorus girl in this saucy silent comedy.
Manchester's Welcome to the Imperial Yeomanry (1901) Manchester's Welcome to the Imperial Yeomanry (1901)
Non-Fiction 1901 4 mins Silent Location: Manchester
A volunteer cavalry regiment is enthusiastically welcomed home after active service in South Africa.
Non-Fiction 1901 2 mins Silent Location: Liverpool
All ashore! Passengers disembark and crew offload after a long Atlantic crossing.
About the archive
Know this place?
Do you recognise a place, building or location in this film?
Help us populate the Britain on Film map by spotting and plotting the street or location you know. This is a BFI project and anyone can help.
Go to our Britain on Film crowdsourcing site and contribute to our mapping mission – to identify locations within our archive films.Add a location