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Wednesday, 29 July 2009

When everything stops for tea.


This postcard from the A H & S " Paragon" series really does sum up the charm of the post war English seaside resort. There was no expresso coffees in 1948, it was a cup of tea with one lump or two. It is a well known fact wherever you were in the holiday maker areas of Margate you was never far away from a cup of tea and I suppose the same could be said for Ramsgate and Broadstairs. I often wonder how many cups of tea were served up in a summer season in those days.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I do like those generic postcards, with numerous seaside resorts in the gaps :)

Anonymous said...

Those were the days! I got quite nostalgic looking at this postcard.Shame on those who let everything rot.

Tony Beachcomber said...

Annons, I really do like A H & S paragon postcards which were locally produced. They are very nostalgic and the quality is excellent for scanning. There is also a Sumbeam feel about the Photography which there is a huge collection in the closed Margate Museum.

ascu75 aka Don said...

Tony how are we going to get the museum reopened

Tony Beachcomber said...

Don
That is a very difficult question because the Museum has been closed for so long. It will need a complete fresh outlook and cannot go back to as you were working to the same format. I think the way other museums do it should really be looked into and using their ideas of what works and what doesn't and improving on what does.
One assett the Margate Museum never really encouraged was the wider use of volunteers. The last few volunteers at the museum were a tremendous assett to the Museum and brought the Museum development forward. Unfortunately as we all know it was to late.