Cliftonville, Donkey Rides 1908

Memories of Cliftonville


My mother was born in Margate and we spent our holidays there from early 1950s-1970s staying with grandparents. Does anyone remember the puppet theatre in The Lido? I remember my parents taking me there when we were on holiday. I think there was an aquarium next door. I remember deckchairs in the middle with the man playing the (...Read full memory)

We always enjoyed holidays in the 70s in Cliftonville we went down a gap in the cliffs to the beach every afternoon then on the way back to our guest house in Gordon road we would go to the cafe for a drink and there was a shop that sold toys and gifts in the cafe (...Read full memory)

Hello everyone, I've read memories about Cliftonville and the Parrakeet and suddenly my heart start jumping, going back of about 50 years, and still remembering - that's not bad! My name is Giovanni but everybody used to call me John and I spent three of the summers of my life in Cliftonville. I was an Italian student so I (...Read full memory)

I can see the school I went to in 1951 in the far distance: Godwin Girls College, now Godwin Court appartments, which was very isolated in those days. There were none of the buildings around it that now exist. The land was open up to Kingsgate Castle, with no trees or bushes along (...Read full memory)

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