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Westgate On Sea, 1890
Memories of Westgate on Sea
We spent all our warm summer holidays at Westgate. We lived in South London. My Grandmother lived in Quex Road and we had a caravan on St Crispens caravan site. I loved getting fish heads from the fish monger to go crabbing. I loved the level crossing gates , I also loved to stand on the footbridge next to the road (...Read full memory)
I remember a air sea rescue helicopter crashing into a corn field but cannot find any records of this
My parents took myself and my late brother to Westgate on Sea almost every Easter from 1959 to 1971. Living in west London we caught the 2.40pm train from Victoria, arriving at Westgate on Sea about 4.10pm, a short walk along Station Road, St Mildred's Road then a left turn in to Rowena Road. (...Read full memory)
Pav's Tea Gardens in St Mildred's Bay was a place where I spent my youth, owned by Herbert Smith the famous film producer, the cafe was full of stills from the films he had worked on, there must have been over three hundred photos covering all the walls. Great music coming from the Rock-ola juke box.