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.


jess conrad (1)

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


martin walters (3)

Manufacturing of fibreglass body panels for Dormobile motorhomes. Martin Walters.

Cabinet maker at work constructing interior for Dormobile motorhome. Martin Walters.

Man working on motorhome conversion. Dormobile manufacture. Martin Walters.


theatre (42)

Group of young women at theatre bar, Thanet, Kent. 1962

Performers at on stage at the Golden Garter Saloon, Lido, Cliftonville c1960. Margate, Kent.

Publicity shoot for play at the Memorial theatre with the old Broadway garage in background. Location the Broadway, Broadstairs, Kent.

Coronation Day dance at the Winter Gardens Margate, Kent. 1953

Workers cleaning up after fire at the Royal Victoria Pavillion Ramsgate seafront, Ramsgate, Kent.


armistice day (6)

Armistice day ceremony at Broadstairs War Memorial, High St, Broadstairs, Kent.

Broadstairs Mayoress laying wreath at war memorial Broadstairs High Street, Armistice day.

Salvation Army taking part in Armistice day parade, Hight St, Broadstairs, Kent.

Wreath laying ceremony on armistice day at Broadstairs war memorial, High Street, Broadstairs, Kent. 1960

Armistice day parade along Upper High Street, Broadstairs, Kent.


duchess of kent (4)

Duchess of Kent being received Mayor Read at Margate station, Margate Kent.

Duchess of Kent and other dignitaries arriving at Dreamland cinema, Margate, Kent.

Dutchess of Kent and other dignitaries leaving Margate station in limousine.

Duchess of Kent and other dignitaries arriving at Margate railway station.Margate, Kent.