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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.

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Two 1950s Margate bathing beauties.

Church parade past mayor of Ramsgate. Sea cadets and cub scouts. Ramsgate, Kent.

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

Miss Ramsgate at Ellington Park being congratulated by actor Tony Britton, Ramsgate, Kent.

Winners at caged bird show, Margate, Kent.

Margate Mayor and Mayoress in cell at new Margate police station.

Margate Mayor John Gardiner Read with Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at the start of a car rally on the promonade outside the Winter Gardens, Margate, Kent. c1957

1950s Margate bathing beauties.

Crowd of spectators in front of Hillman’s airways biplanes at Manston airport.

Children and adults at bonfire night celebrations, Ramsgate, Kent.

Drag act with chorus line performers on stage at Margate, Kent.

Bathing beauties and Ramsgate carnival committee alongside carnival float at Westcliff, Ramsgate, Kent.

Miss Lido beauty queen with the runners up sitting on a wall at the Lido pool, Cliftonville, Margate, Kent.

Ginger Bass with cactus plants at 13 Market Place, Margate, Kent.

Girls Brigade band playing at the Broadway, Broadstairs, Kent. 1962

1950s bathing beauties at Margate harbour, Margate, Kent.

Spectators at summer fete, Ramsgate, Kent.

1950s bathing beauty in inflatable lifeboat at Margate, Kent.

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

West Cliff ‘old roosters club’  carnival float, Ramsgate carnival, Ramsgate, Kent.

Children, Mayor, Mayoress and Beauty Queen on the carousel at Dreamland, Margate, Kent.

Group of men and one woman enjoying afternoon tea.

Torchlight parade end at bonfire on Ramsgate main sands, Ramsgate, Kent.

Party of singers and conductor outside a bungalow in Ramsgate, Kent.