My good friend Cllr Iris Johnston has asked me for some information on the Old Town of Margate. Iris as we all know is working closely with the old town action group with her colleague Cllr John Watkins. As this is a community sort of project I will put the info I have on my blog so it can be shared and people can make contributions, please feel free to copy and reproduce. I am starting with Love Lane as shown in this picture taken in 1953, on the left is Sam Read's scrapyard and over the road surrounded by corrugated iron was where he stored his scrap iron. To the right is the Love Lane Hotel built in 1857. On the corner is the back of the Crown Hotel, Broad Street and directly ahead is R.G Scott & Sons the locally famous pork butchers.
I have included some notes below by Dr Alan Kay for further research. The Mansion article is a bonus.