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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A special report looks into the preparations for the Queen’s Silver Jubilee and her subsequent tour of the South West.
Current affairs 1977 13 mins
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In this special report on the Queen’s Silver Jubilee schoolchildren are quizzed about the monarch in Bath, Somerset. It examines how the South West is preparing to welcome the Queen on her Silver Jubilee tour in celebration of her twenty-five years on the throne. Elizabeth was born on 21 April 1926 and acceded to the throne on 6 February 1952 as Her Majesty The Queen and is also known by the regnal name of Elizabeth II. In 1967 she went on tour to St Mary's on the Isles of Scilly.
On 20 November 1947 she married Phillip who renounced his titles as a Prince in Greece and Denmark and became His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh. At her coronation she was proclaimed as Queen Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God Queen of this Realm and of Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith but since her institution actually has 16 regnal titles depending on the realm. In Scotland the title Elizabeth II caused controversy because there had never been an Elizabeth I of Scotland. Since 2012, the year in which the Queen celebrated her Diamond Jubilee, the Royal Household is financed by a Sovereign Grant linked to the Government's revenue from the Crown Estate.
Jubilee on Film
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