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Tuesday, 7 October 2008

Dr Peete's Margate Charity

In 1907 following the death of Dr Thomas Peete a Margate charity was set up from the proceeds of his estate. A sum of £50,000 was placed into a charity for the people of Margate who faced hardship, the qualification being that the individual must have lived in the Parish of St Johns,Margate,Northdown,Garlinge and Westgate on Sea for a period of no less than 15 years.
This charity is still in operation today and believe it or not, Margate people can still make applications for a hardship grant from the charity. The Margate Charter Trustees are involved in the set up and I am sure any Margate councillor who attends Charter Trustee meeting on a regular basis will be delighted to help Margate residents in these troubled times.
I have attached the history of Doctor Peete's, Margate charity for all to download from the Margate Historical Society archive.


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Suzannah said...

I am quite interested in George Alfred Watson, the Secretary of the Peete Chairty. He lived in my house for many years!

Tony Beachcomber said...

Suzannah, thanks for that little bit of info.