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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A Bedfordshire village celebrates Allied victory in the Pacific with a street party, captured in full colour by amateur filmmaker and Aspley Guise resident A.R. Sinfield.
Amateur film 1945 5 mins Silent
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Three months after celebrating victory in Europe, the Bedfordshire village of Aspley Guise return to the streets to celebrate the official end of the War, as Japan surrender to the Allied Forces in the Pacific region. Streets are decorated once again, here, in Duke Street and The Square parties are held. Young and old revel, some in fancy dress costume, but all proudly flying the red, white and blue of Britain and their Allied counterparts, the United States of America.
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Amateur film 1944 21 mins Silent Location: Aspley Guise
A Bedfordshire village takes part in a national wartime fundraising effort; captured in full colour by amateur filmmaker and Aspley Guise resident A.R. Sinfield.
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