Three photographs of Margate Harbour life 1982 before the whole thing imploded in the early nineties . On the slipway is the Pirates Joy fishing boat and in the back ground Manning's wooden whelk stall. The view over looking the harbour is of some of the 10 fishing boats that worked the Harbour at the time. It interesting to note how busy the Harbour wall is at the time when John Hawkins marine, George Hatcher boat builder and Nobby Clark marine engineer were in business, people would enjoy walking up and down the harbour just for the view and watching the activity .
The fisherman with the donkey jacket, waders and bass is Barry Parker and I could write a book about that bloke.