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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Civic dignitaries and Letchworth locals stand elbow to elbow at a ceremony to mark the Proclamation of Queen Elizabeth II's Accession to the Throne.
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In the United Kingdom, Queen Elizabeth II was formally proclaimed sovereign in February 1952. To mark the occasion, Letchworth Garden City hold their own ceremony outside the Urban District Council offices. Made by the Letchworth Film Society for the Festival Committee and sponsored by Letchworth Urban District Council, the film’s opening title credit gives 1951 as the year of the event, however, this should read 1952.