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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The people of Sudbury pull out all the stops to mark King George V's Silver Jubilee with an action packed day of celebrations and festivities for all ages.
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Despite the hard economic times, there was great public rejoicing throughout the United Kingdom and Empire as people paid tribute to a popular King George V and Queen Mary to mark 25 years of his reign. Local newsreel cameras were on hand to record the day's events culminating in a grand processsion of decorated vehicles through the town.
This film records the events throughout the day as the Mayor and local dignatories lead a Service of Thanksgiving then hosted a special lunch for the town's 'Old Folk' . The afternoon saw celebrations continue in fields just outside the town which hosted a Country Fair with rides, fancy dress and Punch & Judy shows for the younger audience. Prizes of silverware were offered to 'Best vehicle' and 'Best shop' decoration which added a friendly but competitive edge to the festivities which must have been a great sight to behold.