Wednesday, 5 November 2008
Fawlty Towers- Major Gowan born in Margate
Another one for the Margate scrapbook, Ballard Berkeley who played Major Gowan in Fawlty Towers was born in Margate. This article from the Margate Historical archive was researched by Mick Twyman and Alf Beeching and is for downloading. The Margate Historical Magazine on average was published on average 4 to 5 times a years with a circulation of about 200. In order that these little gems are not restricted to such a small circulation Mick Twyman has allowed me to feature his articles for all to share. Margate heritage has been dealt a savage blow with the closure of the Margate Museum. The only official heritage resource in Margate is now the local studies department at Margate library.
On my part I will try and put something on my blog everyday for those interested in the seaside Heritage of Margate and share it with the world.