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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Views of St. Albans
Amateur captured scenery 'round and about' St. Albans, including the Abbey, public gardens and winter scapes; picturesque scenes that unintentionally invite nostalgia.
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It's circa 1954 and children play in the street and suburb. The public gardens are in full bloom, and the sun reflects pleasingly on the boating lake as families enjoy the large and green open spaces. With few cars on the roads St. Albans looks inviting and picturesque. Later winter scenes contrast with the spring and summer sunshine, however still pleasing as thick snow builds on the suburban rooftops creating a quaint landscape fit for a seasonal greeting card.