Looking through the Mick Twyman archive there are many examples of early twentieth century beach photography and among the archive I came across a photograph of the people who were responsible for capturing such an lasting example of seaside social history, The Margate beach photographers.
In the picture above is Robert Vanhear one of the Margate beach photographers with his equipment. I am not sure who the other person is.
Below are examples are of beach pastimes during the early part of the twentieth century and each of the photographs capture the ambiance of the era. Please feel free to download and add to your archive these examples are for sharing.
I must add that photographs and local comments are also on two facebook pages. Either on my page Tony Ovenden or Suzannah Foad's Margate Local and Family History. Myself and Suzannah will be covering different subjects and she will specialize more on Cliftonville and Dreamland etc., I will cover more coastal as the name of my blog implies.