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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Helston Cricket Club
Helston Cricket Club play a match in the Cornish League
Sport 1976 Silent
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Helston Cricket Club plays a match at Beacon Park. The Club was originally based on Helston Downs but left the site in 1947 to make way for the airfield at Culdrose.
Established in 1905 the Cornwall Cricket League comprises of the ECB Cornwall Premier League, County Division 1 and 12 other divisions, divided east, west and central in the lowest division with nearly 150 teams.
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