Cliftonville, Donkey Rides 1908

Memories of Cliftonville


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)

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)

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)

Does anybody have memories of the Parakeet Cafe, in Northdown Road. We all used to hang out there in the early 1960s. There are lots of memories of those days. So many names come back. Buzz, Anthea Prentice, David Gradus, Terry Gold, Mike Jerome, Jo-anne, Brenda from the hairdressers, Cathy Mudge, Pam and Doug, Alex with his (...Read full memory)

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