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Cockles and Mussles man in your local pub

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Does anyone remember the cockles and mussles man who used to come into your local pub to sell you seafood?

Such a strange concept when you look back on it.. You'd be having a pint and a chat with your friends in an often hot and smokey pub, and a man would come in with a basket offering to sell you room temperature fresh (well I hope it was!) seafood in tubs and packets.

Did your pub have one? 

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lysandernovo

My missus and I, together with friends, were regulars in the Admiral Rodney of a Saturday evening. Not only did we have "cockles and mussels" but we also seemed to win a parcel of fresh meat in the raffle almost every week ....so regular was it that our local butcher thought he had lost a customer!

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ewanarm

Used to have a guy called Tommy come in to the Hammer and Pincers.

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3 minutes ago, ewanarm said:

Used to have a guy called Tommy come in to the Hammer and Pincers.


They seemed to be really popular blokes. I wonder if any of our readers used to actually be a cockles and mussels man! I hope so it would be great to hear their stories..

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