The Marvelous, Mysterious, Margate Shell Grotto

My friend Mel and I quite recently visited the incredible shell grotto in the centre of Margate, Kent.  With around 4.6 million shells set into walls of deep, underground tunnels, it is truly magnificent and awe inspiring.  It was stumbled across in 1832 when James Newlove, the new owner of the cottage above the tunnels, began renovations, it was excavated and became a tourist attraction.  There are all sorts of theories regarding its conception but nobody knows for sure, it is a mystery…or is it?