Memories of Westgate on Sea

I remember a air sea rescue helicopter crashing into a corn field but cannot find any records of this

St Mildred's Hotel, commonly known as Millies, was a hive of activity in the 1950s/60s when I was a teenager. Joe used to play there for crowds of dance-mad youngsters, sometimes he used his own material which was a bit saucy.  We would travel over by train on a Saturday and spend all evening there meeting our friends and (...Read full memory)

Westgate Carnival - Coronation fancy dress competition and party in the rec - church parades and Remembrance Service on the cliffs by the war memorial, singing 'Eternal Ruler Strong to Save' as the North wind blew and blew! St Saviour's School sports day in the sports field opposite in Elm Grove (...Read full memory)

As a member of the 6th Brockley Scout Group, I visited Westgate 3 or 4 times during the early 1950s for the annual 2-week camp in August, our tents being pitched in the grounds of the then Catholic Church on the London Road. I remember that we loved buying jam-doughnuts from the Devonshire Bakers, often burning our (...Read full memory)

Sparked a Memory for you?

If this has sparked a memory, why not share it here?

Tools

Add to Album