Broadstairs, Kent
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Broadstairs and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Port Regis

I am honestly not sure when I was at Port Regis. I know it was around 1966 as as I remember the Abafan Disaster being on the news and the song 'Little Donkey' lol. I was there because of a head injury I suffered in the early 1960s. My memories are stark, they incude the massive garden, woodlands, with a house that I thought ...Read full memory

Port Regis White Street Sign

While on Google Earth 2 days ago I looked at the white signpost on the driveway of Port Regis, it still looks the same as the first time I saw it in the 1960s. Today it says 'Nursing Home', but it still looks the same along with the white fence, for me like looking back in time.

A memory of Broadstairs by Fred Oddy

Port Regis For Sick Girls

I think this was the year. I was sick with chest problems, I loved it there. Getting all the new people's hair washed in little basin and watching all the fleas fall out. Having naps after lunch, sometimes in the dormitory, sometimes in the field. Listening to teddy bears picnic at Sunday tea time. Going down ...Read full memory