Summary

Footage Information

British Pathé
GROWING AND EATING (aka MUSHROOMS)
Worthing, West Sussex.

In a laboratory we see various shots of scientists separating and germinating mushroom spores to obtain seeds for growers. A bottle of seeds labelled 'Darlington's Grain Spawn, Worthing'.

C/Us of a bed of mushrooms growing. At a mushroom packing factory, women pick mushrooms from beds in the darkened sheds, pack them into boxes and weigh them.

Good C/U of fried breakfast - mushrooms, bacon, sausages and tomatoes - cooking in a frying pan. Several shots of new ideas for serving mushrooms; some excellent footage here of party food / parties. Plates of 1960s party food (mostly teeming with mushrooms) being passed around; guests eating vol-au-vents and other nibbles; trying a mushroom dip. A man sets alight a plate of mushrooms in brandy.

Cuts exist - see separate record.
British Pathe
1966
00:04:14:00
Colour
Sound
379.09

Keywords

Worthing Sussex laboratories scientists mushrooms Darlington's Grain Spawn food parties breakfast swinging sixties
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