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Sir Laurence Celebrates his Kipper Victory with Scrambled Eggs Featured 24 Mar 1970 Image

Sir Laurence Celebrates his Kipper Victory with Scrambled Eggs

Sir Laurence Celebrates his Kipper Victory with Scrambled Eggs. British rail brought back the banished kipper on the Brighton Belle express on Monday. Not only that. They also served scrambled eggs, which are still officially off the breakfast menu. The eggs were for the commuter in the picture actor Sir Laurence Olivier, who led the campaign to save the kipper after it was dropped from the menu last week along with scrambled eggs. Sir Laurence had his eggs served on brown toast. He sipped coffee, too, as the train sped through the Sussex countryside on its way to London's Victoria station. Savouring his victory, Sir Laurence said: "I don't eat kippers all the time, you know. But I am very fond of them. I protested because I think this train, which is one of the finest in the world, should keep up its standards. I don't think its passengers should be limited in their choice of food." He added: "I am extremely appreciative of the very gracious and dignified way British Rail have dealt with the whole thing." A British Rail spokesman accepted the compliment and said: "I think our action shows that we take prompt notice of our customers wishes." The spokesman went on: "Although scrambled egg is officially off the menu, the chef obviously used his discretion. Whether we continue to serve it will depend on demand, and whether the chef has time to prepare it." March 1970 P018994

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