Dead Dolphin ashore May 2016

Dead Dolphin ashore May 2016

Tuesday, 14 October 2008

Changes behind the Seabathing Hospital 1901

Three postcards taken behind the Seabathing Hospital seaward side, the first on the left taken pre 1900 showing the slipway from behind the Seabathing Hospital leading straight to the beach. The second top left taken in 1901 shows the promenade under construction. The third top right is with the promenade finished and the Westbrook Pavillion finished, a pre first world war 1 view definately.


Peter Checksfield said...

Fascinating stuff (I've often wondered about that concrete ramp!).

You really ought to write a book on Thanet's sea defences, it's almost impossible to find printed info of when changes took place.

Tony Beachcomber said...

Peter, There is a collection of Sunbeam B/W photographs in the Margate Museum of the coastline around around the Westgate/Birchington area.
I did manage to copy a few on my memory stick before the closure and given a copies to michael, and I have done 60 coastal postcards for michael on disc.