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  • Description

    Kensington, London.

    At the Gore Hotel we see serving wenches preparing the Elizabethan banquet hall for diners; they set the tables, light candles, pour drinks and light the fire.

    Cut to the hall full of guests (in modern dress) who sit around the tables; the wenches tie serviettes around the male diners' necks then bring in the food. Several shots of the authentic 16th century dishes and the people eating. A man pinches the bottom of a serving wench; she squeals and waggles her finger at the culprit. Another wench places a gold crown on a man's head. The wenches hand out clay pipes and hold candles to light them for diners; an old couple try some snuff and sneeze (not very convincingly!).

    A wench drinks from a loving cup at the same time as the man in the crown, then kisses him.

    Note: see also CP 316 - ELIZABETHAN DINNER. Cuts exist - see separate record.

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    11/05/1967
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    4236
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    409.03
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration
    00:02:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:04:11:00 / 01:07:04:00
    Canister:
    CP 646
    Sort Number:
    CP 646
  • Appears in...

    Categories
    Sport & Leisure Lifestyle & Culture Entertainment & Humour
    WorkSpaces
    Middle Ages Pies Snuff Banquet
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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