The point of note in this scene is the fortifications. Dismantling the ships allowed for the building of the fortifications at Hastings. Notice the curved strakes and even the oar holes in the planking. Wace states that after the landing Duke William ordered that the ships be dismantled. A baker [1] removes loaves from the stove with a pair of tongs and places them on a trencher. A trencher was stale bread used as a plate which could be eaten with sauce at the end of the meal. Two other men [1] [2] take what appear to be shish kebabs and chickens on skewers to the dining table. The meal seems to have been prepared outside and then taken inside to be served.