The local mayor presides over the rituals of netting the first oysters of the season.
Item title reads: "The First Oysters. Opening of Season celebrated with ancient custom including, of course, "the gin and the gingerbread"."
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.