Oyster shell

Oyster shell

One of many oyster shells excavated in the layers of domestic waste at Great Yarmouth. It probably came from Mersea/ Colcester in...
Whelk shell

Whelk shell

Whelk shell. In Victorian and Edwardian Yarmouth, shellfish including whelks, cockles, and oysters were sold from stands along the sea-front.
Cowrie shells

Cowrie shells

A large and a small cowrie shell. They may have been sold as souvenirs in shops on the seafront.
Oyster shells, bones and crab’s claw 1870s

Oyster shells, bones and crab’s claw 1870s

Centimetres scale: above it, oyster shells and, to the right, clinker. Above the shells, bird and animal bones, some with butchery marks. The small item, top centre/left, beneath the green and white lid for a toiletries holder, is part of a large crab claw, possibly...