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  • Short Summary

    The mayor and other officials enjoy the first oysters of the season in Colchester.

  • Description

    No title - paperwork reads - The first oysters. Opening of season celebrated with ancient customs including, of course, "the gin and the gingerbread". Colchester, Essex.

    M/S of the mayor and a man in tricorner hat drinking gin out of small glasses and eating gingerbread. M/S as they stand in a boat and haul nets of oysters out of the sea. M/S as the mayor and other officials eat them and throw the shells into the sea. Various shots as the mayor and others eat the oysters.

    Note: an orange tinted version exists.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    420.26
    Media URN:
    19804
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    21/09/1925
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:50:46:00 / 01:51:54:00
    Canister:
    G 1226

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