Auntie Doll's Shells

My Great Aunt, who died a few years ago, was quite an amazing person ...

... In 1953 she traveled alone to Australia for 18 months ... a trip of a life time ... it took 4 weeks by ship. While she was there, although visiting family that lived there, she was still incredibly homesick. While walking along the beach crying she found a shell ... then another ... this began her collection and love of shells.

At one point she had more than the Natural History Museum! She used to do exhibitions and raise money for charity.

She had a great love of art too and painted some of her collection in a book.

I just wanted to share some of them with you!


I love reading your comments ... thank you xx