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.

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 far from where the railway crosses the road that leads down to the beach. It was run by Miss Prior. We had so many happy years there - my ...Read full memory

A memory 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 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

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 he had worked on, there must have been over three hundred photos covering all the walls. Great music coming from the Rock-ola juke box.