Opening of the Colchester Oyster Fishery
Ceremonial scene at the opening of the annual Colchester Oyster Fishery. On the first Friday of September the Mayor of Colchester, the Town Clerk, and the Town Sergeant go out on an oyster dredger into the Pyefleet Channel of the Colne estuary off Mersea Island, in full civic regalia. The Mayor dredges and consumes the first oyster of the season. He and his guests then proceed to an oyster lunch to celebrate the opening of the fishery. The ceremony dates back to medieval times.
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Council House and Christmas Market, Market Square, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe
© Frank Fell
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Fowey Deputy Mayor, Fowey, Cornwall. December 1993
Fowey Mayor Rhona Foster has presented a new chain to Deputy Mayor Roger Blount. Councillor Blount commissioned the new chain after the original one was stolen during a break-in at his home, Fowey Hall. Photographer: Jonathan Barker.
© RIC, photographer Jonathan Barker
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