Margate, Donkeys On The Sands 1906

Memories of Margate

I was very fortunate to be able to spend three wonderful holidays in Margate 1960-1962. My friend's family took me along on their family holidays staying at the Salvation Army boarding house in Cliftonville, on the sea front, it was wonderful. We travelled down from Liverpool in their large family car, it was (...Read full memory)

I came from the north to work in Margate from 70 to 72--at what was then called the Isle of Thanet District Hospital, Margate Wing. For my first 2 months I lived in staff accommodation at the Royal Sea Bathing Hospital. I'm sure that people in far more upmarket accomodation would have killed for the sea view from my room. I (...Read full memory)

I also went to salmestone school in the late fifties, from 56 to1960 then to st Johns C of E, I remember the teachers, Mr Bird, Mrs dumpford, Mrs Ashby and the headmaster Mr Walker. Also a circus that came to town and saw a procession of animals along the seafront. Does anyone remember the character "holy Joe " who cut hair (...Read full memory)

The Margate cliffs were chalk. An extremely tall church named The Holy Trinity Church sat in the middle of Trinity Square about 800m from the sea. During the war, the roof had collapsed leaving the outer walls, tower and spire still standing. Over the years, the roof rubble had been removed from inside (...Read full memory)

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