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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Then - And Now : Clacton-on-Sea
Silver sea... crazy golf... carnival. Early eighties Clacton-on-Sea as seen through the eyes of cine enthusiast and Essex retiree, Mr Gregory, captured on Super 8 Moviechrome.
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Golden sands and sunshine greet Clacton holidaymakers, but there is more to this town than the beach, says amateur filmmaker Mr Gregory. Blazes of colour from the seafront gardens, two theatres, and a number of sports activities in addition to the pier amusements, provide recreation for its year-round inhabitants as well as the seasonal vacationers. Captured on Super 8, this amateur filmmaker and Essex retiree, presents Clacton-on-Sea in the early nineteen eighties.
PLEASE NOTE: Commentary by the filmmaker features, starting three minutes into the film. The film also originally featured muzak reminiscent of a holiday mood but unfortunately has been removed because of copyright restrictions.