Find Thurrock’s hidden history on British Film Institute website

THE wonderful British Film Institute (BFI) website now allows you to punch in your post code and find films made in your area.http://player.bfi.org.uk/film/watch-bill-eaton-saddler-1965/Teacher, semi-professional filmmaker and Essex man, Leslie Gillham was keen to capture Bill’s special talent and trade on camera and spent time with Bill as he proudly shows off his tools and demonstrated the specialist art of saddle making and working with leather. Leslie was assisted by his wife Marjorie who recorded the commentary.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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