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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Six-a-side at Weston
Somerset cricketers compete in six-a-side cricket match at the Weston-Super-Mare Cricket Festival
Sport 1961 1 mins Silent
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A large crowd watches as a car’s headlight is smashed and a dog invades the pitch. Sixes is a type of short form cricket played in less time and emphasises quick scoring through aggressive batting and because every player, except the wicket-keeper, is required to bowl one over, the format suits all-rounders. Somerset cricketers, Peter Wight and Terry Barwell appear. Somerset CCC plays home games at Weston for one week every August between 1914 and 1996.
Each team of six players receives one innings with a maximum of five overs or 30 balls. The run up for each bowler is shortened and fewer fielders means more runs are scored. A batsman retires on 30 runs not out but may return and resume the innings if one of the last pair of batsmen is out before all the others. If five of the six wickets fall, the last batsman stays in for the remaining balls with the penultimate batsman only able to run but not face the strike. The Hong Kong Sixes is a high profile six-a-side game held annually over two days and stars international Test players. This is likely to be Weston-Super-Mare Cricket Club's Devonshire Park ground although the Weston Cricket Festival was held at Clarence Park.
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Meet the team - a close encounter with some of the great characters of Lancashire cricket.
Amateur film 1933 9 mins Silent
Amateur film of play during four 1933 county championship matches at Trent Bridge
Sport 1971 4 mins Location: Taunton
Somerset is knocked out as Lancashire reaches target
Sport 1922 0 mins Silent Location: Oval, The
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Amateur film 1991 4 mins Silent Location: Hackwood Park
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Sport 1913 10 mins Silent
Large crowds gather for cricket week at Canterbury's St Lawrence Ground, as Kent take on Sussex and Nottinghamshire.
Home movie 1935 9 mins Silent Location: Evesham
A leisurely holiday to the South West of England via Evesham and Weston Super Mare.
News 1978 3 mins Location: Weston-super-Mare
It's Birmingham week at Weston super Mare as ATV go on the trail of Brummies in the South West.
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News 1965 3 mins Silent Location: Weston-super-Mare
Earl and Countess Snowden have a go on a Butlins joyride.
News 1964 1 mins Silent Location: Weston-super-Mare
Donkeys on the beach receive new hats for the summer season.
News 1964 7 mins Location: Weston-super-Mare
The steam whistle sounds the ‘all aboard' for a coastal cruise from Cardiff to Weston-super-Mare
Non-Fiction 1907 2 mins Silent Location: Weston-super-Mare
A 500-yard extension to the Grand Pier in Weston-Super-Mare is underway as workers gather the new materials.
Comedy 1896 1 mins Silent
A deft music hall act adapted for film, featuring the only known appearance of pioneer filmmaker Robert Paul
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Promotional 2019 10 mins
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1935 16 mins
A rare glimpse of 1930s London in colour: the Thames has never looked lovelier.
1965 1 mins Location: York
A world away from zany humour, Richard Lester shows he can also capture the easy opulence of the upper class nibbling After Eight mints.
Advert 1946 1 mins Silent
Life is looking up! The war is over and the “Corona” Man can visit his “Corona” families once more, door-to-door.
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