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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Champion swimmer Linda Hockworthy returns to the pool after a recent leg amputation.
News 1967 1 mins Silent Not rated
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Linda Hockworthy returns to the pool after a recent leg amputation. Very little is known about this story. Hockworthy was an elite swimmer before losing her leg and she allowed the South West regional news team to film her return to the swimming-pool and this, in an era when para swimming did not have the recognised status it has today.
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