This photograph if of one of F.L Pettman removal lorries taken in the 1920's outside the gates of Dane Park. The firm was founded by Frederick Lewis Pettman who was the chairman of the business until his death in 1948. F.L Pettman was Mayor of Margate from 1932 to 1935, a freeman of the borough and a JP.
His business interests include a removal company and depository, a coal merchants, Sunbeam Photographs and the Kent Pure Ice Company in Bath Road. F.L Pettamn also owned the rights to the foreshore at Cliftonville which enabled him to run the Pettman Bathing Company in the later part of the 19th century and early part of the 20th century.
The vehicle pictured during the summer months would have been hired out to the railway company on Fridays and Saturdays delivering luggage to the Hotels and Guesthouses.
The photograph is from the Margate Historical Society archive and is for downloading.