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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Wells Carnivals and Community Gatherings
Community gatherings in Wells-next-the-sea, Norfolk, captured by amateur filmmaker Cyril Claxton of Claxton's Mineral Water Works.
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An amateur film made by Cyril Claxton, donated to the East Anglian Film Archive by his daughter, Caroline Ajose. Mr Claxton received a beloved gift for Christmas in 1950; a Standard 8mm camera and Bolex M8 projector. Over the next eight years the camera was put to good use capturing local events, providing a wonderful record of community activities. This film is a record of carnival time in Wells-next-the-Sea in 1956; a day of fun and games and dressing up.
Mr and Mrs Claxton and their four children lived on Wells’ picturesque East Quay, opposite the slipway. They were the owner of Claxton’s Mineral Water Works in Wells.