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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Wimbledon Tennis Finals and other Family Outings
Rare amateur footage of the Wimbledon Tennis Finals in 1927, and other day trips with the Simonds family from Suffolk.
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Lovely home movie footage of family outings captured in 1927 by the Simonds family from Suffolk, including rare coverage of the Wimbledon Singles Finals, and a trip to the iconic coastal landform and natural wonder, the Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland. The footage is definitely "of its time", showing period dress that includes more modest sportswear - the standard dress for women means blouse and long skirt, or for men, shirt and long trousers.
In 1927 the Wimbledon Tennis Championship ran from 20 June until 2 July. It was the 47th staging of the tournament. American Helen Wills won the women's singles championship defeating Spain's Lili de Alvarez, and Henri Cochet defeated Jean Borotra (both representing France) to be crowned men's singles champion.