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 Sea Breaks Through
Documentary on the 1938 storm on the North West Norfolk coast and how it led to the sea breaking through at Horsey.
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On February 12th 1938, extreme weather caused the North Sea to battle against the North and West Norfolk coast. The area around Horsey, south of Sea Palling, was extensively flooded after the storm breached the dune defences, and the sea crashed against the cliffs and destroyed homes. The cliffs have a long history of gradual coastal erosion with a number of homes being lost to the sea over the centuries. This film is a record of the aftermath of the storm and the work to restore.