Sunbeam collection

The Sunbeam Collection is in the process of being digitised in order to provide a digital safety net for these fragile and aging images. This also permits far greater access to the Collection. Whilst browsing please not that titles are not imposed upon the images – rather and as best we can – a description and keywords are allocated. The Sunbeam Collection archived here is owned by Thanet District Council and except as otherwise expressly permitted under copyright law, the content of this site may not be copied, reproduced, republished, downloaded, posted, broadcast or transmitted in any way without first obtaining written permission from TDC as copyright owner.

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birchington-on-sea (26)

Petrol tanker and lorry stuck in heavy snowfall at Brooksend Hill, Canterbury Road, Birchington c1956

Birchington carnival procession rounding the corner at the Square, Birchington-on-Sea, Kent.

Special centinary train passing through Birchington-on-Sea station. Kent.

Crowning of May Queen at Birchington parish church fete 1958.

1964 May Day queen and princesses at the Square, Birchington-on-Sea, Kent.

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italian (2)

Italian aerobatic jets at RAF Manston airport, Manston, Kent.

Aerobatic crew of Italian aerial display team in front of jet fighter, Manston Airport, Manston, Kent.

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st.john's ambulance (4)

St.John’s ambulance first aiders practicing. Ramsgate, Kent.

St.John’s Ambulance gathering, parade and inspection by senior oficers and the Mayor at Southwood, Ramsgate, Kent.

St.John’s Ambulance gathering, parade and inspection by senior oficers and the Mayor at Southwood, Ramsgate, Kent.

St.John’s ambulance float at carnival parade, Margate, Kent. 1963

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prince phillip (2)

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

HRH Prince Phillip, Duke of Edingburgh arriving at Deal Pier with Mayor. Deal, Kent.

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boy (13)

Portrait of boy on home made land yacht at Thanet, Kent.

Portrait of boy dressed as Native American chief. Thanet, Kent. 1966

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

Train robber themed entrant to carnival parade at the Oval banstand, Cliftonville, Margate, Kent. 1966

Teenage boy with model plane at Ramsgate, Kent.