One of Cliftonville’s more unusual attractions is The Shell Grotto, its organs and age are uncertain, you can read about its history on The Shell Grotto website, click on the link to do so http://www.shellgrotto.co.uk/pages/history.html
It isn’t that easy to photograph, so apologies for some of the pictures, click on the link to view them http://www.michaelsbookshop.com/410b/id5.htm anyway it’s well worth a visit as you can see.
We then went on to The Walpole Bay Hotel for cream tea and a visit to the museum there. The cream tea was excellent as was the museum experience click on the link for the pictures http://www.michaelsbookshop.com/410b/id6.htm also here is the link to the hotel’s website http://www.walpolebayhotel.co.uk/index.html
I hadn’t been to the shell grotto for a number of years and have to admit to going in the wrong direction so here are a few pictures taken of Cliftonville while I was lost http://www.michaelsbookshop.com/410b/id4.htm
Frankly when one thinks of Cliftonville now one doesn’t expect to get a reasonable all weather afternoon out for the family, something we certainly managed.
A few pictures of Ramsgate yesterday here http://www.michaelsbookshop.com/410b/id3.htm
Some of this morning here http://www.michaelsbookshop.com/410b/id7.htm
The section of my latest publication on Westgate for Simon Moores who has had rather more flack from me than he deserves recently and did help to sort out some problems for me although he isn’t my councillor here http://www.michaelsbookshop.com/410b/id8.htm