A woman who ran a small business selling seashells on the seashore at Caswell Bay has been forced to shut her seashore seashell shop.
48 year old Theresa Connell’s venture only traded for six months due to a lack of demand for her products, which people were tending to just pick up themselves for free.
Miss Connell said: “In hindsight the business model was probably slightly flawed. Although it was simple.
“Basically, I’d sell sea shells from the seashore, seashells from the seashore for sure. If you needed seashells from the seashore I’d be at the seashore with seashells sitting at my seashell shop.”
Caswell Road resident Pete Bowen said: “Theresa? She sells seashells on the seashore she does.
“It’s a shame she’s shut down but I know how hard business can be. I used to pick a peck of pickled peppers, Pete the pickled pepper picker they used to call me.
“But Tesco moved into the area and there was no demand for picking pecks of pickled peppers and now I work for Amazon picking packs of parcels and presents.”
Miss Connell added: “Arguably you could make your own ice cream, but you’ll still go to Joe’s.
“People like seashells, maybe I shouldn’t have sold seashells on the seashore and should’ve sold seashells somewhere shocking shunning the seashore.
She added: “I’ll be back someday selling seashells on the seashore but will work sitting shining shoes in a shoe shine shop where I’ll sit shining shoes and shining where I sit.”
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