Black and white photograph of Carol Ann, Effie and James MacLeish collecting whelks at Sandaig in the 1950s.

Effie and James MacLeish with their granddaughter Carol Ann (their son Charlie`s daughter) collecting whelks at Sandaig in the 1950s.


Object Details

Other Number: H147

Collecting whelks at Sandaig in the 1950s

Many families went whelk-collecting from the shores around the island at low tide. To cook them, the whole whelks were first rinsed in several changes of fresh water then boiled for about 15 minutes. To eat them, the chewy body was picked out of the shell using a `winkle-pick` or pin.
Normal Location: Photograph Shelves: photographs – H100-199
Current Location: normal location

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