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  • Short Summary

    The local mayor presides over the rituals of netting the first oysters of the season.

  • Description

    Item title reads: "The First Oysters. Opening of Season celebrated with ancient custom including, of course, "the gin and the gingerbread"."

    Colchester, Essex

    M/S of Mayor in chains of office with other people in background. They raise their glasses in a toast, and wave their hats in a 3 cheers salute. The Mayor is helped by a trawler man to haul up a fishing net over the side of a boat. The Mayor and others are seen sampling oysters in close up, loosening it up and slurping it down.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    698.31
    Media URN:
    33367
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    19/09/1927
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:46:18:00 / 01:47:29:00
    Canister:
    G 1434

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