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  • Short Summary

    The mayor of Colchester declares Oyster Season open.

  • Description

    Item title reads - "Oysters are in" - (official). After partaking the traditional gin and gingerbread - mayor officially declares Oyster Season open. Colchester, Essex.

    A man hands round the gin to the dignitaries while someone else passes round a plate of gingerbread. M/S of the mayor, he takes his hat off and they all drink the gin. M/S of him and others in a boat, they haul the oyster net out of the sea and empty it onto the boat. M/S profile of the mayor and others eating the oysters, they discard the shells and turn and smile.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    316.15
    Media URN:
    23982
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    20/09/1923
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:16:22:00 / 01:17:15:00
    Canister:
    G 1016

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