Westgate on Sea, Kent
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

Childhood Memories In The 1950s And 1960s

I was born in Dartford and at the age of three I was adopted and brought up in Westgate. I can recall the good old days of the steam trains running through Westgate from London and I can remember running down to the main road running through to Margate by the Walmer Castle pub on a Saturday ...Read full memory

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 Victoria, arriving at Westgate on Sea about 4.10pm, a short walk along Station Road, St Mildred's Road then a left turn in to Rowena Road. At ...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. If anyone out there cares about this unique part of Westgate then pelase do not let it become a memory! Help please. Contact John Bunnett at ...Read full memory