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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.


civic event (61)

Ramsgate Airport Cinque Port Airport opening 1935.

Ramsgate carnival queen and entourage visiting Calais in france in 1936

Broadstairs council chairwoman meeting elderly citizens at the Garden on the sands, Broadstairs, Kent.

Crowds welcoming Prince Phillip Duke of Edingburgh at Deal Pier, Deal, Kent.

Councillors inspecting Ramsgate publicity bus at Ramsgate, Kent.


winner (56)

Woman presenting prizes to winners of fancy dress contest at St.Lawrence church fete, Ramsgate, Kent.

Ramsgate Winter princess being crowned by Mayor.

Prsentation of D1 league winners pennant at Ramsgate FC, Southwood, Ramsgate, Kent.

Bathing beauty queen Miss Lido at the Lido, Cliftonville, Margate, Kent.

Men with winning blooms at flower show.


tiger moth (2)

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

Tiger Moths flying in formation above re-opening ceremony at Ramsgate municipal airport.


archery (2)

Archers posing on riverbank at Sandwich, Kent.

Male and female archers at Sandwich, Kent.


public figures (73)

Winner of Miss Teen 1962 with pop idol Jess Conrad at Thanet, Kent. 1962.

Pop idol Adam Faith on a visit to Margate 1964

Children in park with comedian, TV and Film actor Charlie Drake. Ramsgate, kent.

Televison chat show host Simon Dee at a charity event, Thanet, Kent. 1968

Star of radio and television Jon Pertwee at Ramsgate Water Carnival with two bathing beauties.