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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.

Beach (240)

Portrait of Win Spurgeon, taken at Viking Bay, Broadstairs.

Margate Marine Sands, stone pier and jetty taken from Dreamland Tower. Margate, Kent. c1950

1950s bathing beauties in rowing boat at Margate, Kent.

1950s Margate bathing beauties.

Lynne Wood aged 13 on Ramsgate main sands, Ramsgate, Kent. 1960.

Dick Stafford, Pamela Stafford and Marian Shaw (maiden name Stafford). Taken at Viking bay Broadstairs,Kent.

Iris Bathurst, Danny Bathurst, Daphne Mays with Michael Mays and Michaela Mays at Viking Bay, Broadstairs, Kent. 1967.

Two young girls shrimping on Margate beach, Margate Kent.

Alex Nunes on Ramsgate beach, Ramsgate, Kent. August 1937.

Young girl with donkey on the beach at Margate, Kent.

Vincett family beach gathering circa 1929 at Margate, Kent

Irene and Audrey Twine on Sunbeam cat at Broadstairs sands 1938/39

Holidaymakers queing for ices on the Main Sands at Margate, c1950

Fishing boat ‘Peggy’ beached at Stone Bay, Broadstairs, Kent,1972.

Evelyn Benson (left) with Steve Hazel (uncle) and Rosalyn Benson on the beach at Cliftonville, Margate, Kenrt, 1955.

James Brooks and Lily Brooks (nee Lily Moore) under the Walpole Bay Sun Deck, Cliftonville, Margate 1935

Michaela Mays with Peggy White (‘Aunt’)’  Viking Bay Broadstairs, Kent. 1968.

Miriam Verena Edwards (maiden name Spratling), Eric John Edwards and Frank Edwards sitting on (possibly) Margate beach,July 1933.

View from Newgate Gap looking towards Walpole Bay, Cliftonville, Margate c1950

Maureen Turner (maiden name Norman) and Kitty (surname unknown); standing in the sea on Margate beach; 1954.

Construction of the West Cliff Promenade at Louisa Bay Broadstairs, Kent. 1963.

Cecil Spurgeon (Spur) and Win Spurgeon sitting in tent on beach. Taken at (possibly ) Louisa Bay, Broadstairs.

Man hoisting sail on Broadstairs sailing Club dingy ‘Sioux’ at Broadstairs harbour, Viking bay, Broadstairs, Kent.

Vincett family beach gathering circa 1929 at Margate, Kent

The beach at Stone bay, Broadstairs, Kent.