• Short Summary

    An item about a fish and chip shop decorated with all the trimmings of Queen Victoria's days.

  • Description

    Kensington, London.

    At The Contented Sole fish bar has been decorated "with all the trimmings of Queen Victoria's days".

    C/U of chips being scooped out of a fryer onto a plate. M/S of the chef passing the plate to a waitress - both wear old fashioned clothes. M/S of the waitress taking the plate upstairs, in the foreground is a gramophone, stuffed fish hang on the wall.

    She serves the food to a group of trendy young people. In the middle of all the diners a man in a bowler hat plays a honky tonk piano. Various shots of the diners, the food their eating and the piano player - giving the general impression this restaurant is a hip and swinging place (or plaice, even).

    M/S of the chef dipping a raw fish in batter and placing it in the fryer. C/U of the chief smiling. He takes the cooked fish and places it in a special carrying box decorated with a newspaper print pattern. He passes the box over the counter to a young man. M/S of the man walking up the street with his posh fish and chips box.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    191.03
    Media URN:
    3024
    Group:
    Colour pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    20/08/1962
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:13:28:00 / 01:15:33:00
    Canister:
    CP 399

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