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Currently SEAS are busy digitally archiving The Sunbeam Collection and a range of ‘Walkies’. These are being added to the website on a weekly basis – so do keep returning. Whilst browsing please note that titles are not imposed upon the images – rather and as best we can – a description and keywords are allocated.


americans (24)

USAF sevice man Hershel Wright in Tiger Moth G-ANEX at Ramsgate Airport,  September, 1954.

Lowering of the Stars and Stripes in front of Manston airbase. Taking the salute W.C. J.A.A..Read, Major John G.Paulisick commander of of the 406 suppy SQ USAF. Lowing the flag Cpl K.G. Johnson & Tech-Sg S.E. Williams, USA. At 17.00 Hrs.American Stars and Stripes lowered for the last time.

USAF ‘Key to base’ handover to RAF at Manston airbase in front of Spitfire TB752.15th June 1958.Officer RAF C.O J.A.A.Reed & Major John G. Paulsick USAF.

Final parade of American airmen as USAF prepare to leave Manston 29.03.1958

Final parade of American airmen as USAF prepare to leave Manston 29.03.1958


bull (1)

Prize bull and farmer at Sandwich cattle market.


1954 (20)

Jean Osborne (centre, left of the Mayor of Ramsgate, Eddie Butcher), taken 1954. Minstrel show performed by National Association of Local Government Officials’ (NALGO) Glee Club Show.

Left Doris Butcher & Sue Butcher Ramsgate Carnival 1954.

Jean Lynda Woollard (maiden name Thirkettle) with Sunbeam Donald Duck. Taken at Broadstairs, by The Royal Albion Hotel, 1954.

Children in fancy dress standing on trailer at Ash flower show, Ash village, Kent 1954

Phyllis Norman and Thomas (Nod) Norman standing in the sea on Margate beach, 1954.


guitar (7)

Teenage pop trio at the bandstand on the Eastcliff at Ramsgate, Kent.

Miss Eastcliff Bandstand 1962 with members of pop group at Ramsgate, Kent.

Skiffle band with teenagers performing on stage. Thanet, Kent.

Party of young men standing infront of coach outside the Wheatsheaf pub, Ramsgate, Kent.

Folk singer at Broadstairs Folk Week show, Pierremont Park, Broadstairs, Kent. 1966


hoverlloyd (17)

People in fancy dress in front and on Hoverlloyd hovercraft ‘Swift’ at the harbour, Ramsgate. Kent.

Actress Fenella Feilding on Hoverlloyd SRN6 hovercraft at harbour, Ramsgate, Kent.

Hoverlloyd crew standing on propellor deck of SRN4 hovercraft at Pegwell Bay hoverport, Ramsgate, Kent.

Broadstairs Dickens week characters boarding Hoverlloyd SRN4 hovercraft at the hoverport, Pegwell, Ramsgate, Kent.

Civic event with mayor and mayoress at the Goodwin Sands with Hoverlloyd hovercraft from Ramsgate, Kent.