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Menus from previous Oyster Feasts

A feature of the Oyster Feast has always been the illustrated menus which include a list of toasts, the programme of music and lunch menu. Between 1940 and 1950 food rationing prevented a banquet being held.

Menu from 1896 where the former Liberal Prime Minister Lord Rosebury was a guest


Menu from 1906


Menu from 1906


Menu from 1924. Catharine Alderton was the first female mayor in Colchester


Menu from 1947. Councillor L M Worsnop’s ‘alternative’ Oyster Feast during rationing


Menu from 1950 when food rationing had ended, and the Oyster Feast was re-established


Menu from 2005


Menu from the last Oyster Feast in 2019


Page last reviewed: 26 October 2020