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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.

Broadstairs (530)

Win Spurgeon, Jill Griffin (maiden name Spurgeon) and Cecil Spurgeon (Spur). Walking along Broadstairs seafront by the Albion Hotel, August, 1957. See

Broadstairs residents dressed as Victorian/Dickensian characters out and about at Bleak House.1964. Broadstairs, Kent.

Old time music hall performers take a photocall on the promenade, Broadstairs, 1968.

Jean Lynda Woollard (maiden name Thirkettle)  sitting on Sunbeam donkey on Broadstairs promenade.

Broadstairs Dicken’s Week characters at Pierremont Hall, Broadstairs, Kent. 1962.

Florence Perry,whose family were coal merchants, walking down steps to Viking Bay Broadstairs with dog (copy - not original photograph).

Pony club taking part in Broadstairs carnival 1964. Broadstairs, Kent.

Young boy, upset, posing for bathing costume competition at Victoria gardens, Broadstairs, Kent. Out of focus.

Group of Swedish students with Mayor outside Pierremont Hall, Broadstairs, Kent 1962.

From left - Phyllis Hodkin, Susan Cave (maiden name Hodkin), Marian Shaw (maiden name Stafford), Pamela Stafford, Louie Stafford in the sea at Viking bay Broadstairs, Kent.

Broadstairs Water Gala at Viking Bay, Broadstairs, Kent 1964.

Broadstairs residents dressed as Victorian/Dickensian characters out and about in the town 1972. Broadstairs, Kent.

Car enthusiast in vintage car at the High Street/Vere Road garage, Broadstairs, Kent, 1962. Now currently the site of Broadstairs Co-op supermarket.

Girls in bathing costume contest at Victoria gardens, Broadstairs, Kent.

Irene and Audrey Twine on holiday at Broadstairs 1936, with Sambo (Sammy) the dog.

Punch and Judy Man, Mr Peter Butchard at Viking Bay, Broadstairs, Kent. 1964.

Lily Gifford and Flora Gifford walking, taken at Broadstairs.

Capsized sailing club dinghy being towed back to Broadstairs Harbour, Broadstairs, Kent.

Opening of Broadstairs and St.Peter’s community centre (Hilderstone) 1957

Installation of new footbridge over railway line at St.Peter’s Broadstairs, Kent.

Miss Lily Gifford, Mrs. Flora Gifford, taken by the Royal Albion Hotel, Broadstairs, Kent.

Peter and Percy Hicks in sea at Viking Bay, Broadstairs, Kent.

Postcard still of Kingsgate castle taken from the air. Broadstairs, Kent.

Susan Cave (maiden name Hodkin) and Pamela Stafford walking along Broadstairs seafront, by The Royal Albion Hotel.