Stormy Margate

Stormy Margate

Sunday, 15 February 2009

A week in Margate for less than £5.00


I recently came across this page of an early form of tourist marketing, unfortunately I do not have the rest. In the usual format of how to enjoy a holiday in Margate for less than £5 it is more a statement of social history and attitudes of the time. There is a reference to the N word, a bit of Jingoism , the poor and a bit snobbery. If I come across the rest I can tell you what the the other £1 -12s -6d was spent on.
Actually, Mike Harrison has pointed out that the £1-12s-6d was what the guy spent, if my maths are right this time it should work out he has £3 - 7s - 6d to spend

10 comments:

Cllr. Mike Harrison said...

Tony,
As you are very young and probably dont remember 'proper money' ie L.S.D
Its the total on that page that comes to £1 12s 6d.

Interesting nonetheless, I shouldnt give it to much publicity as there are many among us who would have us return to the 'good old days' of tourism and this is a salutary reminder of what it was really like!

Anonymous said...

Those were the days, eh?

Cllr. Mike Harrison said...

Anonymous said...

" Those were the days, eh? "

Yeah! Rickets, Typhoid, Diphtheria, Polio, Scarlet Fever, Low Wages, Poor Sanitation, even worse housing,

but hey we were happy.....

Cllr. Mike Harrison said...

Before someone goes off on one, that was was posted a bit tongue in cheek.

ascu75 aka Don said...

Yep those were the days visitors to Margate had visitors

ascu75 aka Don said...

oops dont type and talk

ascu75 aka Don said...

oops dont type and talk

ascu75 aka Don said...

I am giving up the will to live ...... still Ramsgate was mobbed yesterday we couldnt park by the harbour

Tony Beachcomber said...

Mike, thanks for that, attention to detail as always.
I tell you something it is really weird writing £1 12s 6d. For my generation the 15th February 1971 was a great day.

Michael Child said...

In 1938 Ramsgate offered all in holiday packages to the workers in Coventry for £3 7s 6d this included the fare, board and lodging and the freedom of the boroughs entertainments.