Tuesday, 2 December 2008
Margate Droit House postcards mid 1950's
The amount of postcards produced of the entrance to Margate Harbour and the Jetty probably equal those produced of the Clocktower. These two postcards are post 1953 , the black and white one clearly shows the new lighthouse that replacing the one destroyed in the storm of early February 1953 when the foundations gave way. there is a lot of detail in the black and white one, such as the New Golden Spray , Jack Pocock's pleasure boat is tied up on end. The Harbour crane is operational and it appears Uncle Eric is appearing at the end of the pier for kids from the poster on the wall of the Droit House.
The brown monochrome postcard captures the Sunbeam kiosk on the Jetty entrance and the laid back life of the Jetty entrance 1950's style.I not sure if the boat leaving the Jetty is the Royal Daffodil or not, but I am sure someone will correct me.