I like the comments about the Cockle Women and their fortunes but they were also partial to quarrelling and falling out with each other as wives.
There is a legend which explains why there is now little cockle beds in Ferryside. Some 100 or more years ago the cockle women of the Ferryside area on the east bank of the River Towy fell out in a big way and the cockles being extremely sensitive all moved to the west bank of the river to Llanstephan, and said to themselves they would never return? A wonderful old Welsh story passed down over the ages which of course could be equally true the other way round?
So when you get to Ferryside make sure you don’t quarrel with Mona or she will get a row boat over the river whilst you have to walk round Carmarthen?
Submitted by David L Davies