The Wedding:- In the last years of Queen Victoria's reign, Ned, a middle-class schoolboy, whose parents are working abroad, spends his Summer holiday in the Bedfordshire countryside with his great-uncle Silas, who is sixty but very hearty and attractive to women still. He does odd jobs and poaches on the sly, to the horror of his long-suffering housekeeper Mrs. Betts. His son Abel is getting married and, at the wedding reception, Silas recalls his own happy times with his late wife and duets her favourite song with his daughter-in-law. Queenie White:- Silas takes Ned to decorate the Railway Hotel and is appalled to find that the landlord, once a jolly man, has become a dour, strict tee-totaller, refusing to serve alcohol to his guests. Queenie, his put-upon wife, takes her share of the profits from the hotel safe, using them to have a happy, platonic day at the sea-side with Silas. On her return she vows that changes will be made, starting with the sale of alcohol.
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Queenie White. When the train leaves to come back from the beach the engine is pushing the carriages. When the train arrives back at the station the engine is pulling the carriages. See more