KING Henry Vlll would have been proud to be there.
The occasion was the spectacular 142nd annual dinner of the Chester Association of Old King’s Scholars.
Held in the main hall at the Wrexham Road school, founded by the famous monarch in 1541, the five-course dinner is part of a formal occasion wholly lit by candles.
During the dinner the latest Old King’s Scholars' Exhibitioner is presented with the award by a civic dignitary. It recognises the most outstanding student going to university each year.
This year’s recipient, David Tattersall, who is reading computer science at Christ’s College, Cambridge, received his exhibition from the Sheriff of Chester, Cllr Andrew Storrar.
The Association, founded in 1866, is one of the longest established and most successful in the country.
Guests at the event included Chester MP Christine Russell.