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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Pont Pill Monument
Divers have raised a large monument stone from the riverbed at Pont Pill Creek in Cornwall.
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Divers raise a large monument stone at Pont Pill Creek in Fowey, Cornwall and place it at Caffa Mill. The Albert Quay Memorial commemorated a visit by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert of 1846 but the cap was removed from its pedestal to clear the middle of the quay in the 1930s. The recovered capstone is rededicated Queen Elizabeth II for her Silver Jubilee. The pedestal forms part of the wall near the Fowey to Bodinnick ferry. Pont Pill is a tidal river navigable at high water.
Authors Arthur Quiller-Couch known as Q, Kenneth Grahame and Daphne du Maurier resided in the area. Q was known for the anthology The Oxford Book of English Verse 1250-1910 and wrote many novels with his last, Castle D'Or, a tale of Tristan and Iseult, finished and published posthumously by Daphne du Maurier. Kenneth Grahame used Pont Pill Creek as the inspiration for Mole, Ratty, Toad and Badger's adventures in The Wind in the Willows (1908) with the Ratty character based on Q. Du Maurier rented Menabilly from the Rashleigh family and the house is thought to be one of the inspirations for Manderley in her novel Rebecca (1938). She moved to Kilmarth in 1965 and the area in Cornwall that inspired her writing.