One of many oyster shells excavated in the layers of domestic waste at Great Yarmouth. It probably came from Mersea/ Colcester in Essex.
Whelk shell. In Victorian and Edwardian Yarmouth, shellfish including whelks, cockles, and oysters were sold from stands along the sea-front.
A large and a small cowrie shell. They may have been sold as souvenirs in shops on the seafront.
Lead-glazed, local earthenware cooking pot, with oyster shells. Found amid rubbish from the 1850s to the rear of Brockdish rectory.
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...