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The Cumbria Film Archive started over a quarter of a century ago when television producer Andrew Leitch and cameraman Jim Bownass joined forces to gather the largest collection of nostalgic film and rare old photographs that has ever been assembled about the county’s past. Since then we have published a series of twelve DVD histories which have been hugely popular. You can discover more about them in THE SHOP on this website. 
Of course the real creators of the Cumbria Film Archive are the hundreds of photographers and amateur cameramen and women, who over the years, have left us such a marvellous feast of material which will now enable you to travel back in time with us. We are so grateful to them and we’re sure you will be enthralled at the marvellous nostalgic legacy they have left us.
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