A&P Appledore International came about when Austin & Pickersgill and Appledore shipbuilders were integrated. With the collapse of Court Line in 1974 APA acquired the ship repair facilities of Falmouth Docks and Engineering Company in 1984. APA Falmouth is the third largest naturally deep water harbour in the world. There are four yards with a steel fabrication shed, engineering workshop and joinery workshop.
The development of Falmouth Docks began in 1858 and the first ship docked there in 1861. Viscount Falmouth laid the foundation stone.
The South West Film and Television Archive (SWFTA) is the regional film archive for the South West of England. Established in 1993, SWFTA's core collection comprises of the combined programme libraries of Westward Television and TSW (Television South West). The archive also cares for a significant number of donated film collections, both amateur and professional, dating back to the early 1900s.