She sells sea shells!
In this posed photograph, taken about 1930, a local shopkeeper on The Parade, close to Mostyn Square, sells locally caught shellfish to a customer.
The lady serving the shrimps from the door was Mary Mealor, wife of Jack Mealor, a Parkgate fisherman. The produce will have been caught by her husband and processed on the premises. Parkgate prawns were a delicacy and not only sold locally, but shipped by train to other towns and cities in the region.
In 1853 the Mealor family built Mealors Weint in the orchard that they owned, and built cottages there. The present Mealor family are the 8th & 9th generation of fishermen in Parkgate. It was Jack Mealor who opened the shrimp shop on the Parade in 1918; his grandson is now semi-retired, and the business is now run by his great grandson.