Anglia Television documentary, narrated by Eddie Anderson, about the East Anglian Film Archive.
Anglia Television documentary, narrated by Eddie Anderson, about the East Anglian Film Archive, introducing key staff and activities, and featuring archive footage of regional events, people, and places.
David Cleveland, founder and keeper of the East Anglian Film Archive, searches for old film amongst John
Watson's home collection, and is pleased to discover 35mm nitrate film stock featuring the Haymarket Cinema in Norwich.
Eddie Anderson provides narration throughout, accompanied by archive footage of early twentieth century picturehouse activity – hand cranking a film projector, a cinema auditorium, cinema queues - detailing the history of cinema attendance; its heyday, and later decline. Further archive films - a 1912 silent comedy, actuality film of wheat threshing in Boxted, amateur film of Southwold Railway, 1929 - represents its many uses – to entertain, to educate, and as historical record.
The documentary continues featuring East Anglian Film Archive associates – film archivists, conservators, cataloguers; detailing their activities – collecting and repair at the Archive, and film shows at venues in the region. Also included are the activities of professional and amateur filmmakers capturing events in the East Anglian region; intercut with examples of archive film showing scenes of regional events, buildings, people and places.
'The Moving Past' features clips of archive footage taken from the following films held at EAFA, including:-
Boxted, Essex, 1925 - 'Boxted Hall Farm Scenes' Cat. 709
Southwold, Suffolk, 1929 - 'Southwold Narrow Gauge Railway (Opened 1879, Closed 1929)' Cat. 153
Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, 1902 - '[Fish Quay Scenes]' Cat. 177
Norwich, Norfolk, 1902 - 'Tramway Ride Through Principal Streets' Cat. 294
Horning, Norfolk, 1908 - 'Yachting on the Norfolk Broads - The Horning Regatta' Cat. 57
Chelmsford, Essex, 1912 - 'Famous Aviator Married' - Pathe Animated Gazette Cat. 533
Norwich, Norfolk, 1928 - 'The Rock Garden' Cat. 111
Norwich, Norfolk, 1922 - 'Norwich and District Film Review' Cat. 1283
Lowestoft, Suffolk, 1921 - 'School Sports' Cat. 607
Ipswich, Suffolk, 1928 - 'Shrublands Fete' Cat. 66
Ipswich, Suffolk, 1928 - 'Official Opening of the Ipswich Golf Course' Cat. 258
Norfolk, 1949 - 'Country Magazine No. 1' Cat. 881
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, c.1960 - 'Came the Dawn' Cat. 1807
Papworth, Cambridgeshire, 1935 - 'The Story of Papworth' Cat. 2312
Cromer, Norfolk , 1934 - 'Cromer 1934' Cat. 374
Lowestoft, Suffolk, 1930 - 'CWS Canning Factory (Short Version)' Cat. 609
Ipswich, Suffolk, 1937 - 'Steve in Bohemia' Cat. 821
Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, 1933 - 'Eastern Sunshine' Cat. 337
EAFA employees and associates: Jane Alvey, Archivist; Geoff Clarke, Engineer & film show speaker; David Cleveland, Founder and Director; Malcolm Freeguard, Filmmaker; Kathy Terry, Film Cataloguer; David Tilley, Co-founder & film show speaker; Robin Williams, Film Conservator
Paul Amos, amateur filmmaker; Henry Blogg, Coxswain of the Cromer Lifeboat; Mabel Constanduros, actor (The Story of Papworth, 1935); Henry Cotton, professional golfer; George Cunningham, filmmaker; George Formby, comedian/singer-songwriter; Aubrey Frost, animator; Carl Giles, animator; Gordon Harker, actor (The Story of Papworth, 1935); Prof. Hassle-Smith, Director of Centre of East
Anglian Studies; Jack Hobbs, actor (Eastern Sunshine, 1933); Owen Nares, actor (The Story of Papworth, 1935); Mr Gilbert Stephenson, amateur filmmaker; John
Watson, owner of amateur film collection; Dodo Watts, actor (Eastern Sunshine, 1933)
Centre of East Anglian Studies, Norwich; Colman's of Norwich; C.W.S. Canning Factory, Lowestoft; East Anglian Film Archive, Norwich; Womens Institute, St. Osyth; University of East Anglia, Norwich
The Horning Regatta, 1908; Official opening of the Ipswich Golf Course, 1928; An inter-school sports day, Crown Meadow, Lowestoft, 1921
Cambridgeshire: Papworth Isolation hospital for TB patients
Essex: Electric Palace, Harwich; Harwich International Port; St Marys Church, Widford; St Osyth Village Hall
Norfolk: Agricultural Hall, Norwich; Bonds store, Norwich; Centre of East Anglian Studies, Norwich; East Anglian Film Archive, Norwich; The Thatched Theatre, Norwich; University of East Anglia, Norwich; Winter Gardens, Wellington Pier, Great Yarmouth
Suffolk: Central Cinema, Princes Street, Ipswich; Roland Davies film studio, Museum Street, Ipswich; Southwold Station