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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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1950s Margate bathing beauties.

Man dressed as ‘Old Mother Riley’ character dancing with woman in street at Ramsgate carnival. Ramsgate, Kent.

Broadstairs Dickens’ Week characters and stagecoach at Pierremont Hall, Broadstairs, Kent. 1962.

Chatham House Schoolboys going for a trip on the ‘Queen of the Channel’ steamer out of Ramsgate Harbour, Ramsgate, Kent.

Crowds watching seafront fete at Victoria Gardens Broadstairs, kent.

Man with chipanzee at Merrie England Zoo (Pleasurama) Ramsgate, Kent.

Civil Defence excercise 25.02.1956.Standing in front of RMA helicopter, Ken Speakman Town Clerk, H. Morris Clerk to Broadstairs, S. Money Kent Fire Brigade at Ramsgate, Kent.

Mayor with group of foreign schoolboys , Albion Gardens, Ramsgate c1950s.

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

Men cleaning Broadstairs war memorial, Broadstairs High street, Broadstairs, Kent.

Margate hoteliers publicity van outside Droit House at Margate harbour with Mayor and party of hoteliers.

Ramsgate Winter princess.

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

Party of people standing beside USAF Grumman amphibian plane at Manston airbase.

Miss Birchington on her carnival float, Birchington carnival, Birchington-on-Sea 1958.

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

Crowning of May Queen at Birchington parish church fete 1958.

Labour party leader Hugh Gaitskell and wife on a visit to Broadstairs, Kent.

Broadstairs publicity van at Pierremont Hall Broadstairs, Kent. 1961.

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

Labour party leader Hugh Gaitskell and wife on a visit to Broadstairs, Kent.

Birchington carnival procession rounding the corner at the Square, Birchington-on-Sea, Kent.

Men in fancy dress costume with teenager on boat at Ramsgate water carnival.

Labour party conference delegates including Attlee and Morrison with the Mayor and Mayoress on Margate promenade.

East Kent Bus Company workers outside depot at Margate Road, Westwood, Broadstairs, Kent.