Dead Dolphin ashore May 2016

Dead Dolphin ashore May 2016

Monday, 24 November 2008

Fort Point Margate 1897




Following on from yesterday I have attached a map of Fort Point. The map is dated 1897 after the tunnel had been closed and the steps at Fort Point became a seafront feature. On the map to the left of Fort Point is the Marine Palace destroyed during the storm of 29th November 1897.
The black and white postcard is a Victorian view of Fort Point and the steps leading to the shore from the Fort Tunnel are still visable. The coloured postcard postmarked 1911 is a pre Winter Gardens construction view of Fort Point and notice how the Fort bandstand on Fort green has changed. It is interesting that part of the construction of the Fort Point steps were worked into the new promenade when the Winter Gardens were built in 1911 and are still visable today.
On another point, the map shows the developments that were demolished to make way for the dual carriage at Fort Hill. Which is now being removed to make way for Turner Center.

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