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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End-to-End in a Vintage Car
Students celebrate a centenary of Clifton College.
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Students Charles Beresford, James Alexander and Peter Hyatt from Clifton College in Bristol are celebrating 100 years since the school's foundation with a charity ride in a vintage Austin from John o' Groats to Land's End. The journey used to be completed by walking the 847 miles of road but in the 1920s the Motor Cycling Club held events which included cars and it was known as the End to End. End to enders photograph themselves at the famous signposts either end.
Clifton College is a public school in Bristol. The school was founded by Bristolian businessmen and the first buildings were designed by architect Charles Hansom. John Percival became its first head and he went on to become Bishop of Hereford. Former pupils include actor Trevor Howard, comedian John Cleese and our three intrepid enders! And the car, you ask? A 1929 Austin Clifton Tourer Heavy twelve-four bought second hand in 1936. Charles is still driving the car today with its original engine! They went from Bristol up to John o' Groats and back via Bristol for a quick fix before arriving at Land's End to be filmed!