Image Courtesy of Colyn Thomas
The Grotto at Sharrow Point c1910. It was excavated by an ex-naval purser called JAMES LUGGER at Sharrow Point. It measured some 15ft deep, 18ft wide and 7ft high. He decided to undertake this task in order to occupy his time and try to cure his gout. This was achieved and completed in 1784. The inner wall, he decorated with an inscribed poem:
But, as thou walk’st should sudden storms arise,
Red lightnings flash, or thunder shake the skies,
To Sharrows friendly grot in haste retreat,
And find safe shelter and a rocky seat.
And just to let us known how his gout fared he added:
By this, and exercise, here oft endured
The gout itself for many years was cured
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