Margate, Hotel Metropole 1892
Memories of Margate
My mum & dad used to take me and my sister to Margate (Cliftonville) for 2 whole weeks back in the late 50s/early60s. I shall look up some old photos when I have a chance. Although we didn't have much money then, we took a bus from East Malling, Kent to the Maidstone Bus Station where we travelled on the sea coach to ...Read full memory
This is a very evocative picture. My parents used to take me on two week long summer holidays to the Kent coast in the 1950s to early 1960s - Margate, Westgate, Broastairs, Birchington. They were exciting times. Although it was only an 80 minute journey from Bromley, where we lived, it was like entering a different ...Read full memory
As a child we used to visit Margate on a regular basis, before the war. We used to have a tray of tea from the Nayland Rock Cafe which had a special smell and distinctive china. I would love to obtain a photo.
I was very fortunate to be able to spend three wonderful holidays in Margate 1960-1962. My friend's family took me along on their family holidays staying at the Salvation Army boarding house in Cliftonville, on the sea front, it was wonderful. We travelled down from Liverpool in their large family car, it was a ...Read full memory