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.
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Award-winning Salcombe bartender
Hippy Hippy Shakes - Award-winning cocktail waiter in Salcombe
News 1975 5 mins
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Westward reporter Lawrie Quayle interviews Graham from Salcombe a bartender who has achieved a Topline award for professional bartending. Out of a possible 11,000 cocktails Graham has memorised over 250. Mixing up a marine special and marine after eight cocktail for Lawrie Quayle to sample.
The International Bartenders Association was founded in Torquay on 24 February 1951, have been at Britain’s forefront of standards, cocktail mixology and competition.
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Home movie 1933 10 mins Silent Location: Pendine Sands
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News 1976 2 mins Silent Location: Salcombe
Servers run trays of drinks through Salcombe for regatta fun
News 1978 2 mins Silent Location: Salcombe
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Travelogue 1935 10 mins Location: Totnes
Beyond the glorious views, this Devon travelogue boasts a mouth-watering focus on the sweet industry.
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