Films of yesteryear at resort

FELIXSTOWE: Archive footage of Felixstowe through the years will be featured at a special film show at the resort next month.

Members of the Rotary Club of Felixstowe Landguard are organising the event on March 4 using material from the East Anglian Film Archive, based at the University of East Anglia.

The programme will incorporate film from the early 1900s to 1972, including films from the 1930s and World Wart Two years.

Films on Felixstowe will include Felixstowe Beagles (1913) showing an eventful day’s sport with the local pack; Felixstowe Holiday (1933); Felixstowe Air Base (1935) and the growth of the port from 1972 with a potted history from 1875 to 1951 and subsequent development through to the early 70s,

Other films from East Anglia will include The Horsey Mail (1938), showing how the mail gets through despite the floods, 1950s Frinton, harvesting on a farm in Norfolk in 1942 and air operations at Mildenhall in the 1950s.

Doors will open at Deben High School, Garrison Lane, at 7.15pm with the show starting at 7.45 pm. A licensed bar will be available for wine and soft drinks

Admission is �6.50, concessions �6, and children (under 12s) �4.50. Tickets must be bought in advance – for inquiries from the Felixstowe area call Peter Downes on 01394 277137, or in the Woodbridge area John Weaver 01393 380625.

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Proceeds, as well as supporting the Film Archive, will go to the Rotary Club’s charity fund, used to help local, national and international good causes.

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