More about this scene


Caption for Westgate On Sea, St Mildred's Bay, Looking West 1918: It may be a few months before the end of the First World War but these families are enjoying a trip to the seaside. The boy in the foreground is wearing the fashionable sailor suit of the day. I hope the woman in the deckchair, right, was not so fast asleep that she get caught out by the tide!

Memories of Westgate on Sea

Westgate-on-sea pavilion will soon be a cherished memory. Thanet Council are choosing to dispose of it rather than installing a disabled access and disabled toilets. If anyone out there cares about this unique part of Westgate then pelase do not let it become a memory! Help please. Contact John Bunnett (...Read full memory)

I remember each time we went into the shop we got the smell of the paraffin , even now if I smell it it reminds me of his shop. ps you can keep the big DIY stores only things in packets staff who have no knowledge . take care

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)

My father Robert Williams, owned and ran a hardware shop in St Mildreds Road from 1963 until his death in 1977. His three sons, of which I am the middle, used to help in the shop when we were not at school. We sold a huge range of hardware and ironmongery, as well as fireworks (...Read full memory)

Sparked a Memory for you?

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

Tools

Add to Album