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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The Great Dorset Steam Fair
Dorset hosts all steam engines in Everley
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The Great Dorset Steam Fair, originally known as the Great Working of Steam Engines is set on Everley Hill. Since 2010 the fair is called the National Heritage Show. The annual show features steam-powered machinery and equipment, looking at traditional farming techniques and vintage equipment. The event runs for five days after the August bank holiday. Founded by Michael Oliver in 1969, the show is now run by his son Martin.
With over 200,000 visitors, there can be up to 30,000 people on site at Tarrant Hinton at any one time. Traction engines, steam rollers and farming equipment sit alongside vintage cars, shire horses and a fun fair. The Dorset Sound Festival started in 2008 and includes five stages catering for different musical tastes. The fair has set and broken its own record for the number of vintage steam rollers in a procession travelling over a newly built section of road. The number is now 103 steam rollers, workers at the fair build a section of road using vintage equipment specifically for this record.