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Caption for Margate, View On The Jetty 1887: Even as late as 1957 the 'Royal Daffodil' carried 144,000 passengers down to Margate in a ten-week period. However, with increasing car ownership and organised outings by coach and rail, the steamers proved uneconomic, and the last steamer sailed down from London in 1966.

An extract from Margate Town and City Memories.

Memories of Margate

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)

My mum & dad used to take me and my sister to Margate (Cliftonville) for 2 whole weeks back in the late 50s/early60s. I shall look up some old photos when I have a chance. Although we didn't have much money then, we took a bus from East Malling, Kent to the Maidstone Bus Station where we travelled on the sea coach to (...Read full memory)

Does anyone remember the Pavillion View Guest House on Fort Crescent in the mid to late 1950's. The guesthouse was run by Mr. & Mrs. Walter & Kitty Chart at the time. I would like to make contact with any descendants of Mr & Mrs Chart as I am also trying to see if anyone remembers Violet (...Read full memory)

I have lived in Margate since 1953 having moved from Ilford in Essex, I was 3 years old. My nan and granddad owned a small guest house in Vicarage Crescent, Margate. My life was a little upheaved as my father left my mother, myself and my half brother in about 1955. I went to Salmestone School until I was 11, I passed (...Read full memory)

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