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
Salmon Fishing at Mudeford, Christchurch, Hampshire
Salmon Fishing at Mudeford, Christchurch, Hampshire, England. The oldest of the buildings on Mudeford Quay (pictured on this card) are now known as Dutch Cottages, formerly (collectively) as Haven House. They were erected together with an adjoining quay in about 1687. in 2012, the last remaining netsmen ceased impeding the passage of salmon to the River Avon and River Stour spawning grounds, ancient netting rights exchanged for a financial compensation package.
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection
Pole fishermen, Sri Lanka - 6
Sri Lankan pole fishermen, sometimes known as stilt fishing, on the coast near Galle, Sri Lanka. The man in the centre of the picture is Poda. He and his family were almost certainly killed in the tsumani of 2004 Date: 1994
© Philip Dunn / Mary Evans Picture Library
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