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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Home of your own
A fictional film promoting the new town of Hemel Hempstead and the way to a new life and new home for a London bricklayer and his family.
Industry sponsored film 1951 21 mins
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1949 saw the first newcomers to the brand new town of Hemel Hempstead. 2 years on and the Development Corporation commission a film to promote the town to more people looking to move out of the cramped housing in London and start a whole new life. Famous character actor, Harry Locke plays the lead as the bricklayer who passes through Hemel Hempstead by chance on a workers' outing and is taken with the the whole idea. He returns home to persuade his wife......
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