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Shining example as caterers prepare 14,500 pieces of silver for take-off to Paris Air Show

Staff of Town & Country, a subsidiary of Gardner Merchant, Europe's largest caterer, have spent 10 days polishing 14,500 pieces of silver cutlery and tableware before delivery to the Paris Air Show where Gardner Merchant will serve all VIP guests. After the 11-day show each item will be polished again - in readiness for Wimbledon.

Photograph: Stewart Golstein

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