Do you remember the Shell House in Southbourne?

The Shell House was created and lovingly tended by hotelier George Howard in 1948 after the death of his son Michael at 14 of meningitis.

Over the years, the Shell House raised thousands of pounds for various charities, including Christchurch Hospital’s League of Friends, who in 1988, two years after his death named a centre after him.

In 2001 his other son, Raymond, began to dismantle the house and remove most of the shells. Two years later the Shell House was finally demolished to make way for a development. A block of flats now stands on the site.