• Short Summary

    THE BOYS OF ETON, ONE OF BRITAIN'S MOST FAMOUS SCHOOLS, WILL CONTINUE TO WEAR TOP HATS AND TAILS.

  • Description


    BOY: "WELL, FIRST OF ALL IT KEEPS UP THE TRADITION OF OUR BEING ONE OF THE BEST SCHOOLS IN THE COUNTRY AND ALSO, WELL, IT'S NOT SUCH HINDRANCE AS IT LOOKS AND I THINK IS SHOULD BE KEPT UP DEFINITELY."



    INTERVIEWER: "DO YOU AGREE WITH THE DECISION?"



    BOY: "YES, I THINK IT SHOULD BE KEPT UP."



    INTERVIEWER: "WHY?"



    BOY: "BECAUSE ITS MY FIRSSST CHANCE HERE AND LIKE MOST NEW BOYS I GOT FITTED INTO TAILS OR JACKETS. THEY PAY QUITE A LOT OF MONEY FOR IT, IF THEY DIDN'T HAVE JACKETS OR TAILS, THEN YOU'D WASTE A LOT OF MONEY."



    INTERVIEWER: "DO YOU AGREE WITH IT?"



    BOY: "YES I AGREE WITH IT -- PEOPLE COME TO SEE YOU BECAUSE YOU'RE WEARING TAILS. IT YOU AREN'T WEARING TAILS THEY DON'T SORT OF COME TO SEE YOU OR PHOTOGRAPH YOU OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT IF YOU'RE NOT IN TAILS."



    INTERVIEWER: "WHAT ABOUT YOU?"



    BOY: "OH, I THINK IT'S QUITE A GOOD IDEA REALLY."



    INTERVIEWER: "DO YOU WANT TO SEE IT MAINTAINED?"



    BOY: "I THINK SO, YES - IT'LL BE DIFFERENT WITHOUT TAILS - I DON'T KNOW IT WOULDN'T SEEM PROPER WITHOUT TAILS."



    BOY: "I WANT TO SEE IT CHANGED."



    INTERVIEWER: "YOU WANT TO SEE IT CHANGED - WHY IS THAT?"



    BOY: "I THINK IT'S UNPRACTICAL, WELL IN THE SUMMER WEARING THEM IT'S VERY HOT AND I DON'T THINK THEY KEEP YOU WARM IN THE WINTER. I DON'T THINK THEY'RE PRACTICAL ALTOGETHER."



    BOY: "IT'S 1965-66 - TAKE IT AWAY - I MEAN WHO WANTS - I ME WE LOOK STUPID ENOUGH SO GET RID OF IT I THINK - I MEAN WHO WANTS TO STICK OUT A MILE."


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    MV 3 ETON BOYS PAST CAMERA (SILENT SHOT)
    0.05

    2.
    MV I ETON BOY PAST CAMERA (SILENT SHOT)
    0.09

    3.
    SCU BOYS BEING INTERVIEWED (SOF)
    1.35

    4.
    LV 2 BOYS AWAY FROM CAMERA
    1.36



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THE BOYS OF ETON, ONE OF BRITAIN'S MOST FAMOUS SCHOOLS, WILL CONTINUE TO WEAR TOP HATS AND TAILS.

    ETON COLLEGE ANNOUNCED THEIR DECISION YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) FOLLOWING A PROPOSAL EARLIER THIS MONTH TO ALTER THE TRADITIONAL DRESS OF TOP HATS, STRIPED GRAY TROUSERS, TAILED MORNING COATS AND STIFF WHITE COLLARS, TO THE MORE CONVENTIONAL TWEED JACKETS AND GREY FLANNEL TROUSERS FAVOURED BY OTHER SCHOOLS IN BRITAIN.

    THE PROVOST OF ETON, LORD CACCIA, SAID THAT "THE QUESTION OF THE BOYS DRESS HAD BEEN DECIDED NOT TO MAKE ANY CHANGE."
    SOME OF THE BOYS WERE ASKED THEIR OPINION OF THEIR TRADITIONAL FORM OF DRESS. SOF STARTS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA826P6I10Q6TQ9QR6TUI8TCKF1
    Media URN:
    VLVA826P6I10Q6TQ9QR6TUI8TCKF1
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/01/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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