Boys and girls from ten different countries - spending a week's holiday in England from August 5 to 11 as their prize for winning the International Milk Day Essay Competition - had a barbecue in the park at Woburn Abbey, Bedfordshire, U.
LV. Coach arrives at Woburn Abbey
SV. Duke greets children
SV. Royal Table
SIDE V. Duke shows treasures
STV. Children seated at Royal Table
SV. PAN Duke tries coronation headgear on Mari-Claire Hubert (Belgium) and Wilhelm van Keeken (Holland)
SV. Children in cowshed
SCU. Girl with mechanical milker
SV. Children watch
SV. Children drink milk
STV. PAN.. Barbecue in preparation
SV. Children at barbecues
SV. Waiter in attendance
SCV. Elizabeth Etter (Swiss) and Jutta Benuscher (Germany)
SV. Children eating
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Background: Boys and girls from ten different countries - spending a week's holiday in England from August 5 to 11 as their prize for winning the International Milk Day Essay Competition - had a barbecue in the park at Woburn Abbey, Bedfordshire, U.K. on August 8. Their host was the Duke of Bedford, whose Home Farm at Woburn is famous for its prize Chartley cattle.
The six girls and four boys, who come from Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Luxembourg, Germany, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Great Britain, were shown round the Abbey by the Duke.
Then, sitting around the Dining Table at which members of the English Royal Family dine when staying with the Duke, they were shown some of the Abbey's treasures, whilst Mari-Claire Hubert of Belgium and Wilhelm van Keeken of Holland tried on the hats worn by Dukes and Duchesses of Bedford at Coronation ceremonies.
Afterwards, they went to a Hertfordshire farm to enjoy a traditional farmhouse tea.
During their visit to England, the young prizewinners - who arrived in London under the auspices of the National Milk Publicity Council - saw the sights of London and visited Windsor and Hampton Court.