Wednesday, 22 April 2009

Oyster fishing

I've previously discussed the oysters of Cancale, Brittany; England has equally famous oysters from Whitstable in Kent. Like Cancale's, the town's oyster history can be traced back to Roman times and continues into the present. This 1920 film shows the shellfish being caught, packed for London, and finally eaten by some rather grand men with impressive moustaches.


2 comments:

ChrisP said...

What a peach of a film. I have posted it on my other blog, rowingforpleasure.blogspot.com. Thanks Caroline!

CarolineLD said...

Glad you enjoyed it!