Dead Dolphin ashore May 2016

Dead Dolphin ashore May 2016

Wednesday, 4 June 2008

Margate Windmills 1830

In the previous print of Margate Harbour 1820 there are three windmills on the horizon. The windmills belonged to Daniel Gouger and the windmill in the foreground as shown is this print by George Bonner stood close behind the site of present day Woolworths at Northdown Road. This windmill was set alight by smugglers in 1836 in order to create a diversion, this caused a public outcry and shortly afterwards "Carver" Lawrence a local smuggler was convicted of smuggling and transported.

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