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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The Queen in Suffolk
Flag-waving and fanfare in the warm July sunshine for the Silver Jubilee visit of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth to Ipswich and Felixstowe.
Sponsored film 1977 19 mins
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From early in the morning on July 11th 1977, patriotic revellers from all parts of Suffolk gather in Ipswich, entertained by Morris Dancers and a live concert performance, awaiting the arrival of Her Majesty the Queen. The royal cavalcade make their way to Tavern Street to rapturous applause, then complete a tour that includes a specially commissioned performance composed by Benjamin Britten, and ends with boarding the Royal Yacht Britannia at Felixstowe.
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