Friday, 19 November 2010

Another Old Picture of Margate

Many thanks to Andy who has sent me another old Margate picture click on it to enlarge it.

I think what we are looking at here is the back of the buildings in the High Street, below are some pictures of pictures in Margate Museum to help work out where you are.

Looking through my computer for pictures of old Margate I came across these ones, I don’t think I have put them on the web before, am pretty sure I got them from Tony Beachcomber but seem to have lost the text document that should go with them, here is the link
I suppose I really must do a book of old photos of Margate as I have done plenty of Ramsgate ones.


  1. Fascinating photo Michael as it#s predates marine Drive and you can see that the sea comes up to where Primark is now!

  2. Simon if you have a copy of The Book of Margate you will find that there is a map of Margate at about this time, printed on the front endpaper, I have just remembered and looked at mine. It looks as though the sea came up to about halfway through where Primark is now. I will scan mine and put it on the web in the morning.

  3. The first picture with the bathing machines and sailing boat is titled Margate from "Hazardous Row" it saw drawn by J Laport and engraved by J C Stadler and published by P Burgef's library in Ramsgate in 1809 I am lucky to have a very early copy that has been colourised

  4. Great photo, Michael. Can I link to it on Margate Architecture?


Please note comments that may be libellous, comments that may be construed as offensive, anonymous derogatory comments about real people, comments baiting internet trolls, comments saying that an anonymous comment was made by a named real person, boring comments and spam comments, comments in CAPs will be deleted. Playground stuff like calling real people by their time stamp or surname alone, referring to groups as gangs, old duffers and so on will result in deletion. Comment that may be construed as offensive to minority groups is not allowed here either, so think before you write it, remember that the internet is a public place, that it is very difficult to be truly anonymous and that everyone who uses it leaves a trail of some sort. Also note the facility to leave anonymous comment will be turned of during periods when I am unable to monitor comment, this will not affect people commenting who are signed on to their blogger accounts. When things are particularly difficult on the commercial spam front I may turn comment moderation on for periods.

If you feel that someone has left a comment that is offensive and directed at you personally please email me (link on the sidebar) asking to have it removed, you will need to tell which post and the date and timestamp of the offending comment. Please do not reply to the offending comment as I will assume you continuing the dialogue as meaning that you want the comments left there.