A extremely rare photograph from my collection taken on Bank Holiday monday above the slope leading to Dreamland outside the Cinque Ports Public House (Punch & Judy).
The pubs are turning out to close for the afternoon with rival punk and teddy boy gangs spilling out onto the seafront.
Following publicity in the Sun newspaper, the Teddy Boys were in town and were going to sort it out with the Punks on Margate Seafront following a series of highly publised punch ups in the Kings Road , London.
The Police are preventing the Punks from entering Dreamland to avoid any clashes with the Teds who are in the fairground. It appears from the photograph that somebody has over stepped the mark and is feeling the long arm of the law.
In the top right of the photograph the words Punk can be seen on a leather jacket. Central to the Photo there are also a couple of Johnny Rotten look a likes. Other points, is that only one person is wearing flares and the Police vechicle looks like a scouts bus.