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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Polgaver Naturist Bay
Cornwall’s first nudist beach is officially inaugurated.
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Cornwall’s first official nudist beach Polgaver Naturist Bay is opened by the comedian Freddie Starr under the watchful eye of the local press and with the blessing of the Cornwall Tourist Board. Polgaver Beach used to be one of the most popular nudist beaches in the area but redevelopment to create the new beachside village of Carlyon Beach has seen the naturists all but disappear. The beaches of Polgaver, Shorthorn and Crinnis make up Carlyon Bay in St Austell.
Freddie Starr came to prominence as a comedian and impressionist in 1970 after appearing on the television programme Opportunity Knocks, booking him a place in that year’s Royal Variety Performance. He is best known for his chaotic stand up routines which he performed on television and stage and which he toured regularly to entertain British Forces deployed overseas.
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