Bobby was one of Britain's legendary Cockleshell
Heroes - the volunteers who paddled up a river on flimsy canoes to plant mines on German ships.
Buy crushed cockleshells
in natural shades or coloured wpink, purple and ocean shades of blue and green from www.
Silver bells and cockleshells
were slang terms for instruments of torture while the ''pretty maid'' was a machine used to behead people.
So, the cockleshells
crop up here as a kind of remembrance of my aesthetic education.
Ewart and 11 other volunteers agreed to paddle five canoes -nicknamed cockleshells
-70 miles along the Nazi-held Gironde River in France to attack enemy shipping in the Bordeaux harbour.
And Mistress Mary's garden, which was quite contrary under the best of circumstances, is now just chock-full of weird pesticidal silver bells, fly-swallowing cockleshells
and pretty maids snapping at dragonflies all in a row.
You could watch crabs skittering sideways over discarded clam and cockleshells
, and shiners flicking back and forth.
The myth of the laconic bowls-player leading the cockleshells
of England against the great galleons seems ineradicable.
It will then be resurfaced with cockleshells
, providing the perfect habitat for the terns.
Part of the display features examples of crime prevention used by households in 1829, such as crushed cockleshells
on pathways and spear-headed iron railings.