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Saturday, 23 May 2009

Margate 1952




This article is a insight of what was happening in Margate in 1952, the Cliftonville Hotel caught fire and the Mayor's salary rose from £600 to £3,150 (all sounds familiar) and a ex army officer was fined for stealing pig swill . Entertainer Terry Thomas was granted the "Life freedom of Margate Deckchairs" and was sent a deck chair with a fabric name plate by the Mayor of Margate. Plus made to measure suits cost £7 15s
The article is from the Margate Historical Society archives and was compiled by Eddie Brewster.

2 comments:

Michael Child said...

Tony I think the USAF officers liked it most because they didn’t have to live under the flight path see http://thanetonline.blogspot.com/2009/02/ramsgate-racism-and-aircraft-noise.html which I think will interest you if you missed it.

Tony Beachcomber said...

Michael,
Thanks for the info. I suppose another reason why they liked Margate was to avoid the thunderjets, considering how many crashed in the area.

As for the racism, I often wonder who the Americans are referring to when they mention 233 years of freedom.