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Fred James Collection: East Anglian Amblings, Lavenham, Walberswick and Woodford (1956)

Castles, boats, sundials and dreams as London-based film-maker Fred James takes his Ford Prefect to East Anglia accompanied by his wife, who stars in a strange “dream sequence”.

Amateur film 1956 28 mins Silent

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Although titled “East Anglian Amblings”, the film includes footage from in and around Loughton, where Daisy James – wife of amateur film-maker Fred – was leading a weekend course at Debden House, a further education college. Fred James also appears, talking about photography. The rest of the film takes us through Lavenham, Orford, Walberswick and Aldeburgh, with lovely street scenes, a surreal “dream sequence” and lots of coverage of the couple’s Ford Prefect.

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