The mayor of Colchester declares Oyster Season open.
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.