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.
© Mary Evans Picture Library
USA - City Hall and Park. New York City Hall
USA - City Hall and Park. New York City Hall - City Hall and Park. New York City Hall is located at the centre of City Hall Park in the Civic Centre area of Lower Manhattan, New York City, USA, between Broadway, Park Row, and Chambers Street. The building is the oldest City Hall in the United States that still houses its original governmental functions. Constructed from 1810 to 1812, New York City Hall is a National Historic Landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Part of Box 160 Modern New York, Boswell collection. Date: circa 1900
© The Boswell Collection, Bexley Heritage Trust / Mary Evans
Militia Company of District XI under the Command of Captain
Frans Hals (c.1582-1666) and Pieter Codde (1599-1678). Dutch painters. Militia Company of District XI under the Command of Captain Reynier Reael, known as The Meagre Company, 1637. Detail. Rijksmuseum. Amsterdam. Holland.
© Thaliastock / Mary Evans
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