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 Wurzels in Wellington
The Wurzels are carted around Wellington
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Local folk band The Wurzels are parading through the small market town of Wellington in Somerset on a cart before visiting the Mayor of Wellington and the Town Council. The band also visit a residential care home for the elderly. They are giving a concert for charity.
Styled as a Scrumpy and Western band from Somerset their first record was Drink Up Thy Zider in 1967. They are most known for the hit The Combine Harvester (I'll give you the key) which reached number one in 1976. The song attempts to woo by impressing and by bragging about a rather large piece of farm equipment. I Am A Cider Drinker also reached number three in the charts and presumably was the celebration following the successful wooing. Members Tommy Banner, Pete Budd, Sedge Moore and John Morgan still have a large following and perform regularly. Founder Member Adge Cutler died tragically in a car accident in 1974.