Brislington Community Museum

Oyster shell

Oyster shell
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Unlike today, oysters used to be commonly eaten by poorer people, and so are not a high status indicator. While some oyster shells found in Brislington may be souvenirs from the seaside, most would have come from the tidal River Avon as a staple food for the villagers.

Period: Post Medieval (or Modern)

Find spot: Hampstead Road, Brislington, Bristol. ST 612710

Exhibit contributed by Ken Taylor

Text written by Ken Taylor, in 2011

Photographer: Ken Taylor

Acquisition number: 110618a2

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