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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.

Seaside (453)

Carnival cricket match on Ramsgate main sands, Ramsgate, Kent 1961

Holidaymakers buying teas on the Main Sands at Margate, c1950

Punch and Judy man Peter Butchard with children on Viking Bay, Broadstairs, Kent. c1967

Merrie England funfair and main sands at Ramsgate,Kent.

Janet Pearce with Donald Duck on Viking Bay, Broadstairs. (Father in background - Keith Pearce).

Jack Rabbatts, Sunbeam photographer, photographing unknown boy on Ramgate beach, Summer 1967.

Duchess of Kent and other dignitaries arriving at Dreamland cinema, Margate, Kent.

Joss Bay near Broadstairs, Kent

View of Car park on Broadstairs Harbour jetty behind the Old Boat house and Old Lookout. Broadstairs,Kent

People relaxing on the beach at Palm Bay, Cliftonville, Margate, Kent.

Three great aunts (names unknown), nanny Hilda (surname unknown) and a young Jean Vincett at front circa 1928.

Juliette Baker (nee Stupples) on Sunbeam horse at Ramsgate, Kent. 1948

Viking Bay at Broadstairs, Kent.

Woman in two piece swimwear on Thanet beach.

The verandah and beach huts at Viking Bay, Broadstairs, Kent.

Margate Marine Sands and Jubilee Clock Tower taken from Dreamland Tower c1950

Portrait of young girl on the beach at Margate.

Young boy taking part in best bathing costume competition at Victoria Gardens, Broadstairs, Kent. First prize winner, Broadstairs Water Gala.

Eric John Edwards playing on (possibly) Margate beach, 1938.

Broadstairs and St.Peter’s council chairman laying the coping block for the new sea defences at Broadstairs, Kent. March 1965.

Jean Osborne (nee Haynes) eating an ice cream on Viking Bay, Broadstairs, aged three and a half, taken July 1933.

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

Ethel Haynes (mother), Jack Haynes (father) and Jean Osborne (nee Haynes). Taken outside their bathing tent at Broadstairs, August 1935.

Glamour shot of bathing beauty at the seaside near the Lido, Cliftonville, Margate,Kent.

Viking Bay and the Pavilion at Broadstairs, Kent.