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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Pitchers work up a sweat at Thorpe-le-Soken market – from fashion to kitchen gadgetry to furnishings. Pouffé anyone? Of course! It’s 1968.
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"Stanfilms" a.k.a. Clacton Cine Club member, Laurie Stanton, captures a thriving Thorpe-le-Soken market, where tired toddlers accompany the bargain-hunters on a sunny day in 1968. The market traders can be heard, showing off their ‘pitcher’s patter’, if only for a short section of the footage, starting at 3:20.
Laurie Stanton was a member of the Clacton Cine Club, and made many films on Standard 8 and Super 8 film. He had a small cinema in his attic where people were invited to watch films. Stanton was the owner of a clothing manufacturing company called 'Mascot' in Clacton. Thorpe-le-Soken lies to the north of Clacton-on-Sea.