Margate As I Remember It - a Memory of Margate.
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 world to me.
The scene in this picture, with a packed beach, summons up a bygone era when most people still holidayed at a British coastal resort. It's a long time since I have been back to Margate but by all accounts the place is a shadow of its former self. Very sad.
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