Alan Course, landlord of "The Bear Inn" in Oxford, collects cut off ties to display in the pub.
Exterior M/S's of "The Bear Inn" pub with model of bear chained to a pole. M/S as Percy Abbs goes inside. Interior M/S of saloon where he orders a drink. C/U publican Alan Course pointing to his tie and the collection he has amassed. Alan holds up rear side of Percy's tie as he explains that he wants to cut the end off. C/U as he cuts the tie with a pair of scissors. M/S as he folds paper round one end of the tie. C/U man in corner of bar, smiling, he points to his open necked shirt. C/U as Percy signs piece of paper attached to his tie cutting. The landlord then takes it away and places a jar of free ale on the counter. C/U Percy smiling and drinking. M/S landlord hanging up the clipping on the end of a long row of others. C/U other clippings - 'Olympic Games 1952'. 'The Handlebar Club'. 'F.A. International Tie'. Others include 'British Racing Drivers' Club' and 'Ilkley R.A.F.C.' Various shots of the rows of ties. M/S of Alan drawing a pint of beer and smiling.