At the end of the pier looking out over the Margate harbour and seafront is a brass sculpture of a shell lady named Mrs Booth. Created by artist Ann Carrington this sculpture is based on the seashell ladies made of the shells that are sold at seaside souvenir shops. The bronze statue is of Mrs Booth who was the seaside landlady of the bed & breakfast where the artist Turner stayed. It was said that they had a love affair and that supported him financially until his death. The site of those former lodgings is now the Turner Contemporary Gallery (please see our separate listing for more details).

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Margate - 10 minutes.

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