Caley’s Cocoa Café is to host its popular Monday Movies on Monday 2 March from 10am – 4pm. The café, located in The Guildhall, Norwich, screens local archive film for free on the first Monday of every month and for its third screening will focus on agricultural and war-time footage.
On Monday, the café will screen a montage of silent archive films, including enduring images of agriculture and farming in East Anglia in a classic collection of amateur and professional films showing how the hard work was done on the land. It includes films from the 1920s to the 1960s of life on the farm to reflect the changing seasons in a farmworker’s year. The film also charts the changes from horse power to machine power to cultivate the land.
The screening will also feature footage from across the region during the Second World War. The film includes the Chairman of the ARP Committee appealing to the citizens of Norwich in 1939, King’s Lynn civilians signing up for the Home Guard in 1940 with training for the real ‘Dads Army’ and evacuation beginning in Clacton on Sea in 1940. The film also features the 1942 air raids on Norwich and the USAAF in Seething, Honington and Rackheath in 1942 - 1944.
Customers to Caley’s Cocoa Café will be able to enjoy the usual food and drinks menu as well as Monday Movies themed agricultural and war-time specials including Ploughman’s Lunch, Pumpkin & Parsnip Soup and Cheese & Onion Pie.
Caley's Cocoa Café, was last year taken on by Norwich Heritage Economic and Regeneration Trust (HEART), helping to keep alive another well-loved Norwich heritage brand following the Trust’s acquisition of Colman's Mustard Shop & Museum in 2009.
The archive film compilations are a worthwhile legacy from HEART’s successful Interreg IVA funded Digital Heritage Project, which was delivered as a partnership with Rouen based film agency Pôle Image and UEA’s East Anglian Film Archive.
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