M/Ss of the exterior of a pub, The Bear Inn. Inside, at the bar, we see landlord Alan Course examining the tie of Chris Higham (top high jumper of Wadham College, Oxford); another man at the bar shows Chris his tie has had the end snipped off. Alan snips the end of Chris' tie off as commentator explains he collects ties for a hobby and none is more valuable than this snippet of the British team tie from the 1954 Vancouver Empire Games.
Chris is rewarded with a free beer for his sacrifice; he signs his name on a little label Alan pins to the tie then Alan adds it to his collection of tie ends hanging on the wall. Several shots of the ties, including C/U of one from the Ancient Order of Water Rats given by Bud Flanagan. M/S of a lampshade made of ties.