Dead Dolphin ashore May 2016

Dead Dolphin ashore May 2016

Friday, 5 June 2009

Mill Lane top of Margate High Street 1965




This photograph from the Margate Historical Society archive was taken at the top of Margate High Street in 1965 looking towards Mill Lane . The Plaza Cinema would have been to the photographers left. The shop on the left is Chart ladies fashions and in the window the fashion is typical mid 1960's. Directly ahead are the buildings that were demolished to make way for a car park and eventually the multi storey car park development we have today. The shop belonging to Katherine Sykes on the right was demolished to make way for the so called Margate bypass, one of the ill fated Council decisions that came to nothing during the late 60's. The dual carriage way started at the top of the High Street and only got as far as Churchfields 150 yards away when the project was shelved. In the picture below is another picture of Kathleen Sykes shop and next door is the infamous Silver Slipper cafe otherwise known as the "Rusty boot", a well known motor bikers cafe of the 1960's frequented by "rockers".