Memories of Westgate on Sea

Westgate On Sea Holidays In The 1960s

My parents took myself and my late brother to Westgate on Sea almost every Easter from 1959 to 1971. Living in west London we caught the 2.40pm train from ...Read full memory

Seaside Holiday At Westgate On Sea

My earliest memories of the seaside are from the 1950's. We lived in Bexleyheath and - like most people - did not own a car in those far off austerity years ...Read full memory

1950s Westgate On Sea Childhood

Westgate Carnival - Coronation fancy dress competition and party in the rec - church parades and Remembrance Service on the cliffs by the war memorial, singing ...Read full memory

Mr Mc Donald's Guest House

I first went to Westgate in 1961 with my parents (I was born in 1956). My memories are of Mr McDonald's Guest House and the brass dinner gong in the hallway. Also ...Read full memory

Pav's Tea Gardens, Westgate

Pav's Tea Gardens in St Mildred's Bay was a place where I spent my youth, owned by Herbert Smith the famous film producer, the cafe was full of stills from the films ...Read full memory

East Kent Coastal Holidays In The 1950s/60s

As a child the East Kent coast was a regular destination for our 2 week family summer holiday. We usually stayed in Westgate. In the late 1950s ...Read full memory

Westgate On Sea Pavilion

Westgate-on-sea pavilion will soon be a cherished memory. Thanet Council are choosing to dispose of it rather than installing a disabled access and disabled toilets. ...Read full memory

Westgate Colour Centre And Domestic Stores 1963 1970

My father Robert Williams, owned and ran a hardware shop in St Mildreds Road from 1963 until his death in 1977. His three sons, of which I ...Read full memory

Scout Camp

As a member of the 6th Brockley Scout Group, I visited Westgate 3 or 4 times during the early 1950s for the annual 2-week camp in August, our tents being pitched in the grounds of ...Read full memory

Summer Holidays In Westgate On Sea

I wonder if anyone is old enough to remember Westgate on Sea before the war! Our family would go there every year for 2 weeks and stay at a guest house not ...Read full memory

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