“When laver gathering was a thriving industry at Freshwater West, the drying huts were arrayed along the shore. The women from Angle walked the beach with baskets of the seaweeds on their heads”. Western Telegraph Archive.
“It was women’s work”, she said “and very much a local industry. When I was doing it there were about 12 of us, but I think that once there were about 50 gatherers. In the summer you’d get a bag full in no time, but sometimes you could work for hours to get it full”. Western Telegraph Archive.
“She said the weed was spread out in the thatched huts to dry and on Monday mornings was sacked and labelled. Mr. Reuben Cousins came with his horse and cart to take it to Pembroke station and from there it went to dealers in Swansea where it was made into laver bread and sold in the markets”. Western Telegraph Archive