This is the famous Huttonian Egg Trick. Renowned throughout the known world. The idea (click on images to enlarge) is to transfer the eggs (have to be organic) from on top of the tray (held by match
boxes but only those for non-smokers will work under village hall conditions to the wine glasses below without breaking either the eggs or the glasses. Impossible I hear you cry. Not so oh Doubters! And indeed many there present with varying expressions of anticipation hoping for a big disaster Photographic evidence will later be produced to show the operation in its final stages and the eggs in mid air en route to the glasses.
On a visit to the Village Hall after the event I came across a working party buffing the floor with special polish and a large machine. On my enquiry a senior member of the Hall committee explained that they were removing egg from the floor! He was in jest (I think) and I told him that the middle nephew had spent some time after the supper mopping out the entire floor space.
Of course had the trick not been successful there would have been egg on the floor in sizeable quantities.
And rather more
on my face.
Thanks to Erase for one of thes pre-action images and the senior brother in law for the other