Title ID 9727Collection ID1232
TitleThe Youth Fellowship Banquet
Date1 February 1958
CollectionTomes Family
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurNon-fictionCommunity
ThemeUrban Life
KeywordsCelebrations Children Clothing Clubs Dance Food Interiors Leisure Time Activities Religious Activities
LocalSanderstead Croydon
RegionalGreater London
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionRichard Tomes
CameraGilbert Tomes
EditorRichard Tomes; Gilbert Tomes
Format16mm Black & White Sound
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


This black and white film shows highlights from a Youth Fellowship hosted formal dinner, with the attendees dressed up as lords, ladies, surgeons, judges and celebrities; with a comedy themed menu served silver service. The meal is followed by group choreographed dancing. The event took place on 1st February 1958, at the Youth Fellowship Hall, Sanderstead, Surrey part of the local Congregational Church.


This black and white film of the Youth Fellowship Congregational Church hosting a formal dinner for its young people, has been edited to resemble a spoof satirical newsreel film, with voice over narration.

The young people dress up as lords, ladies, surgeons, judges and celebrities, with invented names such as 'Dr. Loving Payday', with the menu presented in a British comedic satire format. Additional close-ups of the menu lists the courses overlaid with spoken comic narration.

The Congregation's Minister and local Mayor of Sanderstead with members of the Congregational fraternity greet the guests as they are formally presented to them. The meal is served in a banquet style with silver service, followed by choreographed group formation dancing in a large room after the meal.