Dead Dolphin ashore May 2016

Dead Dolphin ashore May 2016

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Cecil Square & the Hippodrome


A view of Cecil Square and the Hippodrome , Margate. Most likely pre first world war and can probably can be dated by the two cars in Cecil Square. There is some good detail like trees growing in Union Crescent. Please feel free to copy and add to your collection.

4 comments:

Peter Checksfield said...

Wonderful stuff, if only the "squares" such as this and in Birchington were still actual squares...

Tony Beachcomber said...

Peter, I am glad you appreciate the picture.
In the Margate Museum there are four photographs of each side of Cecil Square taken during war weapons week in the Second World War (I think 1942) they are remarkable pictures.

Anonymous said...

Showing my age here but I remember going to see shows at the Hippodrome. Also a film on one occasion

John Muir said...

My twin sister and I were taken by an Aunt to a matinee performance of Charley's Aunt at the Hippodrome c.1945/6. I should have said half a performance, for in raising the festooned tabs for the second half the chain broke on one side and that was the end of that! I don't know whether we were refunded.
The loss of the Hippodrome was not the only demolition of sadness for us in that period, as our maternal grandparent's former house on the north side of Addington Square was lost to make way for the Telephone Exchange.