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Fancy dress (191)

Herne Bay Sailing Club (Muddlecombe Fire Brigade) float at Westbrook, Margate Carnival c1960

Girls in fancy dress on carnival float at Ramsgate carnival. Ramsgate Kent.

Men dressed as vikings standing in front of replica viking ship at Pegwell Bay, Ramsgate, Kent. 1959 Viking pageant.

Family dressed as Batman themed entry at carnival, Margate, Kent. 1966

Boy in batman costume at carnival parade, Thanet, Kent. 1966

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

Woman in armour dressed as Joan of Arc on a horse in Westbrook Avenue, Margate Carnival c1960

Group of boys dresed as astronauts on carnival float at Thanet, Kent. 1968

Teenage girls taking part in best bathing costume competition at Broadstairs Water Gala Victoria Gardens, Broadstairs, Kent.

Men dressed as victorians with boneshakers at Broadstairs carnival. Broadstairs, Kent.

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

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

Men dressed as vikings aboard the Hugin viking ship at Pegwell, Ramsgate, Kent.

Carnival characters on the Westcliff at Ramsgate carnival.

Children in Water Gala fancy dress competition at Victoria Gardens, Broadstairs, Kent.

Sunbeam photography carnival float, Ramsgate carnival, Ramsgate, Kent.

Portrait of couple in historic dress getting onto horse drawn carriage at Ramsgate Harbour, Kent.

Group of Children at village fair.

Herne Bay Sailing Club (Muddlecombe Fire Brigade) float at Westbrook, Margate Carnival c1960

Carnival crowd at Ramsgate, Kent.

Women in Welsh national dress in Ellington park, Ramsgate, Kent.

Publicity stunt, Dreamland cinema,1958. Margate, Kent

Family dressed as Batman themed entry at carnival, Margate, Kent. 1966

Children on a St.Christopher’s float dressed as Toyland characters at Ramsgate carnival, Westcliff parade, Ramsgate, Kent.

Boy and girl in fancy dress at fete in Ramsgate, Kent.