HistoryPoints News

Mar 24, 2019

History with your Swansea cockles

The next time you buy cockles and laverbread in Swansea Market, scan the HistoryPoints QR codes on the cockle stalls with your mobile to discover the remarkable tradition of women selling cockles there. Some routinely walked ...

Category: General
Posted by: RhodriC

all the way from the Penclawdd area with their freshly cooked cockles carried on donkeys. Their work clothes - homespun Welsh flannel and "cockle shell" hats - were an additional attraction for Victorian and later visitors to the market. You can read more about the cockle sellers, and see historic photos of them, by scanning the QR codes at the stalls or by clicking here