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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.

Hotel (21)

Evelyn Benson with Aunt Doris Staite and Uncle Len Staite at the Rhonallea Hotel, Cliftonville, Margate, Kent. 1950s

Butlin’s Grand Hotel, Cliftonville, Margate, Kent.

The Regency Hotel at the Westcliff parade, Ramsgate, Kent.

Evelyn Benson entertaining guests at the Rhonallea Hotel, Edgar Rd, Cliftonville, Margate, Kent. 1950s.

Back right, Steve Hazel, girl on right table Evelyn Benson. Little girl, Angela on holiday with parents and grandmother. Seafront Cliftonville with the Queens Highcliffe hotel in background. 1952

Aqua lovelies around the Festival of Britain’s Fountain by the Granville Hotel, Ramsgate, Kent.

Rhonallea Hotel 1960. Rosalyn Benson (centre)  won Miss June Dairy Maid. Sister Evelyn sat next to her, Minnie Benson (mother) 4th row on left wearing white cardigan. Owner Steve Hazell back row with checked shirt, waitresses in front of him Ann, on left Edna, to left of Edna, Lillian Hazel.

Walpole Bay Hotel and bowling greens, Cliftonville Postcard 1950s

Back right, Steve Hazel, girl on right table Evelyn Benson. Little girl, Angela on holiday with parents and grandmother. Seafront Cliftonville with the Queens Highcliffe hotel in background. 1952

Soviet flag outside the Bicken Hall Hotel, Edgar Road, Cliftonville, Margate, Kent.

Butlin’s Grand Hotel, Cliftonville, Margate, Kent.

Dolphinarium at Queens Hotel Cliftonville, Margate, Kent.1971

Back right, Steve Hazel, girl on right table Evelyn Benson. Little girl, Angela on holiday with parents and grandmother. Seafront Cliftonville with the Queens Highcliffe hotel in background. 1952

Margate Railway Station and Green taken from Dreamland Tower c1950

The Elephant Hotel (now demolished) on the corner of the High Street and Marine Gardens Margate, Kent. 1971.

Dolphinarium at Queens Hotel Cliftonville, Margate, Kent.

Margate Railway Station and Green taken from Dreamland Tower c1950

Construction at the Castle Keep Hotel, Kingsgate, Broadstairs, Kent. 1972.

Evelyn Benson with Aunt Doris Staite and Uncle Len Staite at the Rhonallea Hotel, Cliftonville, Margate, Kent. 1950s

The Regency Hotel at the Westcliff parade, Ramsgate, Kent.

Back right, Steve Hazel, girl on right table Evelyn Benson. Little girl, Angela on holiday with parents and grandmother. Seafront Cliftonville with the Queens Highcliffe hotel in background. 1952