• Short Summary

    Serving wenches serve food at Elizabethan banquet at Gore Hotel, Kensington.

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    Elizabethan restaurant at Gore Hotel, Kensington, London.

    C/U crossed swords and helmet over entrance. Tilt down to M/S of maid in Elizabethan dress entering door. M/S as she enters room carrying pigs head on a tray. M/S she places pig's head on the candle lit table, around which are seated the diners (all in modern dress). Pan over to show jester doing somersaults on the straw covered floor. M/S girl turns from her meal and smiles at him. She gives the jester something to drink.

    M/S people eating and drinking from wooden bowls using their hands only. C/U woman holding a bowl up to her mouth as she eats. M/S buxom wenches serving at the table. C/U pig's head. M/S man and woman eating with knives and fork off an ordinary plate. M/S another man and woman eating from ordinary plate.

    M/S maid sprinkling something out of a cup on to the floor. C/U maid carving a roast swan. Maid picks up the plate with the meat on it and carries it off. C/U wenches serving the meat at the table. C/U maid smiling. C/U ancient wood carving on the ceiling. C/U Elizabethan portrait on the wall - maid walks past.

    Note: newspaper article and letters from Gore Hotel on file.

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    New pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:54:23:00 / 01:55:25:00
    NP 459

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  1. Unknown user says

    Thank you so much for posting all your archives on the web for us to enjoy. Our MUM IS ONE OF THE WENCHES!! When we were young she told us that she was on film at the cinema but in those days the web did not exist and we could not see her. For some reason today I decided to search your archive and THERE SHE IS!! She died some years ago now as did Pa but I know they will be tickled pink to think that Ma is here for everyone to see and enjoy. Thank you again from her daughters. I am sure your archive gives lots of ordinary people like us much joy to see our parents on screen.

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