Dead Dolphin ashore May 2016

Dead Dolphin ashore May 2016

Tuesday, 16 December 2008

The clearance of Fort Road






















On the present day Turner site on the Fort Hill dual carriage way, there was once a huddle of old buildings that made up Neptune Square, Paradise Street and Fort Road. This was the heart of maritime Margate and with total ruthlessness the entire area was flattened to make way for a pointless dual carriageway. The decision was as controversial as the current day Turner Centre and this article for downloading by Mick Twyman examines the historical facts involving the development of Fort Hill in the 1930's.

2 comments:

Peter Checksfield said...

Fascinating & very sad reading, thanks for posting this!

Tony Beachcomber said...

Peter,Our civic History does have this habit of repeating itself.