Jun 282011
 
whelk man 2

Fascinating to hear about the Whelkman as this explains something my grandmother mentioned just before she died.
She spoke of a tall \’shellman\’ she\’d encountered in her youth when she visited Folkestone, and how the meeting had \’changed her life\’.
She certainly had a great fondness for oysters and other crustacea, and died with a smile on her face, holding a small shell encrusted box with \’A Present from Folkestone\’
written in artificial pearls on its lid.