The Gazetteer


Castle Hedingham - Snowdrops in February.

Colchester - Opening of the Oyster Fisheries in August - the mayor & other officials travel to the oyster beds in a boat to read an ancient proclamation of 1256 of fishing rights and the mayor pulls up and eats the first oyster to open the season (30th August). Contact the Mayor's Office +44(0)1206 282206. Also an Oyster Feast : 280 people consume thousands of oysters at a civic feast on the last Friday in October, dating back to the time of Charles II and connected with the opening of St Denys's Fair. A local event by invitation only. Contact the Mayor's Office +44(0)1206 282206.

Parish Maps of Essex

Birch, Elmdon, Great Holland, the Lavers, Layer Breton, Layer Marney, Loughton, Matching Green, Menuden, Navestock, Shalford, Stebbing, Wennington, Willingdale, Writtle.

Apple Day, October 21st

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