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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Minehead Town's Bob Boyd Interview
Minehead Town's player-manager Bob Boyd on FA Cup tie with Exeter City
Sport 1977 2 mins
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Minehead AFC player-manager Bob Boyd is interviewed by Westward TV’s Chris Fear; “I don’t think we should beat Exeter at all” he says. This is the day before the FA Cup second round match which is played on 17th December 1977. Bob Boyd led Minehead FC into the Southern League in the 1970s and the team were considered the top non-league club in the country. Bob Boyd went on to manage Bath City, Frome Town and Mangotsfield United and became the Director of Bristol City FC.
Minehead AFC form in 1889, join the Western League from 1924 until 1928 and become semi-professional in 1950 after joining the Western League in the previous season. They stay for 23 seasons. They climb to the top of League Division One but lose an FA Cup match to Shrewsbury Town in 1971 and shortly after are relegated to the Second Division. They join the Southern League in 1972. The club has been battling between League Division One and the Western League Premier Division ever since. Minehead AFC play at the recreation ground at Irnham Road in Minehead, Somerset.
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Sport 1930 1 mins Silent Location: West Ham
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Liverpool and Manchester United come down south to do battle with Fulham and Tottenham in football's FA Cup.
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Sheffield United break Welsh hearts at Wembley, winning their fourth (and last) FA Cup in a 1-0 win over Cardiff.
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Non-Fiction 1928 1 mins Silent
A crowd of over 73,000 at Maine Road watch the 5th round Cup tie between Division Two's Manchester City and Stoke City.
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Non-Fiction 1928 1 mins Silent Location: Highbury
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News 1966 6 mins Location: Minehead
Clive Gunnell takes Mrs Sotherton on a convincing tour of Butlins Minehead.
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News 1962 3 mins Silent Location: Minehead
Billy Butlin expands his empire by opening a new resort at Minehead.
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News 1978 1 mins Silent Location: Minehead
Shire horses compete and farmers compare furrows
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Amateur film 1932 45 mins Silent Location: Minehead
A Somerset holiday with prolific amateur cinematographers the Tigg family
Horse Ploughing Competition
News 1963 1 mins Silent Location: Minehead
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Pure tranquillity in rural Somerset, a world away from the war raging on the continent.
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Animation & Artists Moving Image 1933 2 mins
Hand-drawn sound experiment by Bauhaus professor László Moholy-Nagy.
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Workforce of Parkgate Iron and Steel Co., Rotherham (1901)
Non-Fiction 1901 3 mins Silent Location: Rotherham
Edwardian workers react to the camera at one of Rotherham's major employers.
Workforce of Ormerod's Mill, Great Moor Street, Bolton (1900)
Non-Fiction 1900 1 mins Silent Location: Great Moor St, Bolton
Eager youngsters burst out of the gates of a Victorian cotton mill.
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Sport 1901 1 mins Silent Location: Henley-on-Thames
It's the first weekend of July 1901, and high society are on the Thames
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An unusual farewell in this charming early film
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