Project to capture Britain on film shows glimpse of life on the Broads in the 1950s
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For years they were consigned to film canister, gathering dust while locked away in storage.
But fascinating footage of life on the Broads in the 1950s has been released as part of a project hoping to publish 750 previously unseen videos filmed around the country.
Water on the Brain, shot by Douglas Butch er in 1955, captures idyllic clips of boaters, kayakers and landscapes from the region's waterways.
The East Anglian Film Archive (EAFA) submitted it under the rural life chapter of the British Film Institute's (BFI) wider three-year Britain on Film project - and it went live on the body's website last month.
Previous videos from the region published on the BFI Player include The Village Pet, which tells the story of how, in 1931, a seal came to be adopted by the village of Wareham.
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Britain on Film, which started two years ago, collects films from archives around the country under various themes such as rural life.
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