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 Regus 1953 By Sandra Cook As I Was Known Then.

I was left here in 1953 at the age of 5 by my parents. It was run by nuns. My parents walked away and left me there and I didn't know why or what I had done wrong. Later my mother said it was because I was too thin. It has had an effect on me the rest of my life. i cried and cried every ...Read full memory

The Grand At Broadstairs

Laurie used to play at the Grand every Saturday night. In the afternoon he would play the piano at Booby's, an upmarket sort of Debenhams in Cliftonville. My mother and I would go and have tea in the restaurant, which served a three tier tray of cakes, my favourites were Kunzle cakes. They were a case, either ...Read full memory

A memory of Broadstairs by Su Knight

Fairfield House, Early 1960's

Further to memories of Fairfield; when I was 7 I came to Fairfield House and stayed for 3 and a half years. Like many residents I had breathing problems and was sent there for the sea air. I have lots of good memories of the school and Broadstairs itself, the only names I remember are my friend Irene Reynolds ...Read full memory

A memory of Broadstairs