Dorothy and Brian Bestwick pose with the Sunbeam donkey  on Broadstairs promenade, 1954. ©Brian Bestwick

Dorothy and Brian Bestwick pose with the Sunbeam donkey on Broadstairs promenade, 1954. ©Brian Bestwick

 A 1961 Sunbeam picture wallet.

A 1961 Sunbeam picture wallet.

 Angela Fergusson on beach at Westgate-on-Sea 1938. © Angela Staiger

Angela Fergusson on beach at Westgate-on-Sea 1938. © Angela Staiger

 Angela Fergusson with friend Peter on pony 1938. © Angela Staiger

Angela Fergusson with friend Peter on pony 1938. © Angela Staiger

 Colin Harvey with cousin David at the Sundeck Palm Bay Cliftonville, Margate, Kent. 1961.  ©Colin Harvey

Colin Harvey with cousin David at the Sundeck Palm Bay Cliftonville, Margate, Kent. 1961.
©Colin Harvey

 Colin, Robert and Brenda on Margate main sands 1949. ©Colin Harvey

Colin, Robert and Brenda on Margate main sands 1949. ©Colin Harvey

 Grandad Harvey with Jim, Lil and Colin 1946. ©Colin Harvey

Grandad Harvey with Jim, Lil and Colin 1946. ©Colin Harvey

 Ron, Marian and Jean. Arthrell at Cliftonville, Margate 1958. ©Marian Marshall

Ron, Marian and Jean. Arthrell at Cliftonville, Margate 1958. ©Marian Marshall

 Marian Arthrell at Walpole Bay, Cliftonville, Margate 1958. ©Marian Marshall

Marian Arthrell at Walpole Bay, Cliftonville, Margate 1958. ©Marian Marshall

 Marian with Helen Arthrell and Ron Arthrell at Walpole Bay, Cliftonville, Margate. c1965/66. ©Marian Marshall

Marian with Helen Arthrell and Ron Arthrell at Walpole Bay, Cliftonville, Margate. c1965/66. ©Marian Marshall

 Joyce Allen on Sunbeam dog at Margate, Kent. ©Joyce Allen

Joyce Allen on Sunbeam dog at Margate, Kent. ©Joyce Allen

 Juliette Baker (nee Stupples) and unknown boy on Sunbeam donkey at Ramsgate, Kent. 1956.  ©Juliette Baker

Juliette Baker (nee Stupples) and unknown boy on Sunbeam donkey at Ramsgate, Kent. 1956.
©Juliette Baker

 Ann and Ada Wood on holiday from Plymouth at Ramsgate 1962. ©Juliette Baker

Ann and Ada Wood on holiday from Plymouth at Ramsgate 1962. ©Juliette Baker

 From left to right Edith laker, Lucy Hitter, Arthur Hitter, Bertha Hitta and Mrs Jennings. Children Janet John and Norman Laker. Ramsgate main sands 1936. ©Janet Walmsley

From left to right Edith laker, Lucy Hitter, Arthur Hitter, Bertha Hitta and Mrs Jennings. Children Janet John and Norman Laker. Ramsgate main sands 1936. ©Janet Walmsley

 Doris Wood, Amy Webb and Elsie Cuthbert (all nee Cotton) at Ramsgate seafront 1959. ©Lynne Brown

Doris Wood, Amy Webb and Elsie Cuthbert (all nee Cotton) at Ramsgate seafront 1959. ©Lynne Brown

 Sheila Berry (maiden name Wilkins), taken on Broadstairs Beach, 1955. ©Sheila Berry

Sheila Berry (maiden name Wilkins), taken on Broadstairs Beach, 1955. ©Sheila Berry

 From left - Marian Shaw (maiden name Stafford), Pamela Stafford, Pete Dent, Dick Stafford, Barbara Coombes, Patsy Coombes and Doug Dent. Taken on Broadstairs beach. ©Pamela Stafford

From left - Marian Shaw (maiden name Stafford), Pamela Stafford, Pete Dent, Dick Stafford, Barbara Coombes, Patsy Coombes and Doug Dent. Taken on Broadstairs beach. ©Pamela Stafford

 Louie Stafford, Marian Stafford and Eddie Stafford in the sea at Broadstairs beach. ©Pamela Stafford

Louie Stafford, Marian Stafford and Eddie Stafford in the sea at Broadstairs beach. ©Pamela Stafford

 Dick Stafford, Pamela Stafford and Marian Shaw (maiden name Stafford). Taken at Broadstairs beach. ©Pamela Stafford

Dick Stafford, Pamela Stafford and Marian Shaw (maiden name Stafford). Taken at Broadstairs beach. ©Pamela Stafford

 Pamela Stafford and Dick Stafford walking along Broadstairs seafront, by The Albion.  ©Pamela Stafford

Pamela Stafford and Dick Stafford walking along Broadstairs seafront, by The Albion.
©Pamela Stafford

 From left - Phyllis Hodkin, Susan Cave (maiden name Hodkin), Marian Shaw (maiden name Stafford), Pamela Stafford, Louie Stafford in the sea on Broadstairs beach. ©Pamela Stafford

From left - Phyllis Hodkin, Susan Cave (maiden name Hodkin), Marian Shaw (maiden name Stafford), Pamela Stafford, Louie Stafford in the sea on Broadstairs beach. ©Pamela Stafford

 Jean Wassell sitting on Sunbeam dog. Taken at Margate, 1939. Part of Sunbeam calendar with date booklet missing. ©Jean Wassell

Jean Wassell sitting on Sunbeam dog. Taken at Margate, 1939. Part of Sunbeam calendar with date booklet missing. ©Jean Wassell

 Reverse of calendar.

Reverse of calendar.

 Mark Wassell sitting on Sunbeam donkey, taken at Ramsgate seafront, 1965. Inside pages of Sunbeam 'Colour Photography' photograph booklet. ©Jean Wassell

Mark Wassell sitting on Sunbeam donkey, taken at Ramsgate seafront, 1965. Inside pages of Sunbeam 'Colour Photography' photograph booklet. ©Jean Wassell

 Front cover of Sunbeam 'Colour Photography' photograph booklet.

Front cover of Sunbeam 'Colour Photography' photograph booklet.

 Jean Lynda Woollard (maiden name Thirkettle) with Sunbeam donkey. Taken at Broadstairs, Summer 1953. ©Jean Lynda Woollard

Jean Lynda Woollard (maiden name Thirkettle) with Sunbeam donkey. Taken at Broadstairs, Summer 1953. ©Jean Lynda Woollard

 Jean Lynda Woollard (maiden name Thirkettle) with Sunbeam Donald Duck. Taken at Broadstairs, by The Albion Hotel, 1954. ©Jean Lynda Woollard

Jean Lynda Woollard (maiden name Thirkettle) with Sunbeam Donald Duck. Taken at Broadstairs, by The Albion Hotel, 1954. ©Jean Lynda Woollard

 Jean Lynda Woollard (maiden name Thirkettle) on tricycle, in Winter uniform of St. Mildred's Primary School. Taken at Broadstairs seafront.  ©Jean Lynda Woollard

Jean Lynda Woollard (maiden name Thirkettle) on tricycle, in Winter uniform of St. Mildred's Primary School. Taken at Broadstairs seafront.
©Jean Lynda Woollard

 John Challenor (left). Taken in Ramsgate near Pleasurama. ©John Challenor

John Challenor (left). Taken in Ramsgate near Pleasurama. ©John Challenor

 Second from left - Ethel Pope, second from right - Frank Pope. Taken (possibly) at Ramsgate. ©Helene Whitworth

Second from left - Ethel Pope, second from right - Frank Pope. Taken (possibly) at Ramsgate. ©Helene Whitworth

 Pope family, taken (possibly) at Ramsgate beach wearing fancy dress newspaper dresses.  ©Helene Whitworth

Pope family, taken (possibly) at Ramsgate beach wearing fancy dress newspaper dresses.
©Helene Whitworth

 Denine & Derek Catlin, Ramsgate. ©Janet Porter

Denine & Derek Catlin, Ramsgate. ©Janet Porter

 Flory Bates & friend, Ramsgate. ©Janet Porter

Flory Bates & friend, Ramsgate. ©Janet Porter

 Frances Herbert Bennett and friends walking at Ramsgate. ©Lesley Thompson

Frances Herbert Bennett and friends walking at Ramsgate. ©Lesley Thompson

 John Wall, Cynthia Wall and Elizabeth Wall sitting in deckchairs. Taken at Margate, June 1937. ©Angela Legg

John Wall, Cynthia Wall and Elizabeth Wall sitting in deckchairs. Taken at Margate, June 1937. ©Angela Legg

 Elizabeth Wall, Cynthia Wall and John Wall with Sunbeam tiger. At Margate, June 1937. © Angela Legg

Elizabeth Wall, Cynthia Wall and John Wall with Sunbeam tiger. At Margate, June 1937. © Angela Legg

 Cynthia Wall and John Wall. On Margate beach, June 1937. ©Angela Legg

Cynthia Wall and John Wall. On Margate beach, June 1937. ©Angela Legg

 Cynthia Wall and Elizabeth Wall sitting on a Sunbeam tiger. On Margate beach, June 1937.  ©Angela Legg

Cynthia Wall and Elizabeth Wall sitting on a Sunbeam tiger. On Margate beach, June 1937.
©Angela Legg

 Elizabeth Wall, Cynthia Wall and John Wall. Taken at Margate, June 1937. ©Angela Legg

Elizabeth Wall, Cynthia Wall and John Wall. Taken at Margate, June 1937. ©Angela Legg

 Jessie Ayres, Floss Turner, Betty Atkinson, on Margate Sundeck. ©Jean Baker

Jessie Ayres, Floss Turner, Betty Atkinson, on Margate Sundeck. ©Jean Baker

 Kim Baker and grandmother - Elizabeth Atkinson. On Margate beach. ©Jean Baker

Kim Baker and grandmother - Elizabeth Atkinson. On Margate beach. ©Jean Baker

 Ken Smith and others on beach, taken on Thanet coast, Kent. ©Ken Smith

Ken Smith and others on beach, taken on Thanet coast, Kent. ©Ken Smith

 Thomas (Nod) Norman and friends. Taken on Ramsgate Sands. ©Maureen Turner

Thomas (Nod) Norman and friends. Taken on Ramsgate Sands. ©Maureen Turner

 Phyllis Norman and Thomas (Nod) Norman standing in the sea on Margate beach, 1954.  ©Maureen Turner

Phyllis Norman and Thomas (Nod) Norman standing in the sea on Margate beach, 1954.
©Maureen Turner

 Maureen Turner (maiden name Norman) and Kitty (surname unknown); standing in the sea on Margate beach; 1954. ©Maureen Turner

Maureen Turner (maiden name Norman) and Kitty (surname unknown); standing in the sea on Margate beach; 1954. ©Maureen Turner

 Maureen Turner (maiden name Norman), with paying visitors staying with family, with Sunbeam cow. Taken at Margate Harbour, 1953. © Maureen Turner

Maureen Turner (maiden name Norman), with paying visitors staying with family, with Sunbeam cow. Taken at Margate Harbour, 1953. ©
Maureen Turner

 Helen Norman (Thomas' first wife) and Thomas (Nod) Norman, sitting on Sunbeam dog. Taken at Ramsgate Harbour. ©Maureen Turner

Helen Norman (Thomas' first wife) and Thomas (Nod) Norman, sitting on Sunbeam dog. Taken at Ramsgate Harbour. ©Maureen Turner

 Mr. Dignum and Phyllis Clarke (later Phyllis Norman) walking along Margate seafront.  ©Maureen Turner

Mr. Dignum and Phyllis Clarke (later Phyllis Norman) walking along Margate seafront.
©Maureen Turner

 Joyce Hadfield (maiden name Butler), Robert Cull, Grace Hadfield, and Phyllis Cull (maiden name Butler) rowing on a canoe in the sea. Taken at Viking Bay, Broadstairs. ©Joyce Hadfield

Joyce Hadfield (maiden name Butler), Robert Cull, Grace Hadfield, and Phyllis Cull (maiden name Butler) rowing on a canoe in the sea. Taken at Viking Bay, Broadstairs. ©Joyce Hadfield

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

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

 Jack Rabbatts, Sunbeam photographer, outside Sunbeam kiosk on Ramsgate seafront.  ©Peter Rabbats

Jack Rabbatts, Sunbeam photographer, outside Sunbeam kiosk on Ramsgate seafront.
©Peter Rabbats

 Susan Rabbatts and Peter Rabbatts on Sunbeam cow, at Ramsgate seafront. ©Peter Rabbats

Susan Rabbatts and Peter Rabbatts on Sunbeam cow, at Ramsgate seafront. ©Peter Rabbats

 Two men walking along seafront somewhere on the Thanet Coast.

Two men walking along seafront somewhere on the Thanet Coast.

 Clarice Alberta Spratling, Miriam Verena Edwards (maiden name Spratling) and Eric John Edwards (4 years old) sitting on (possibly) Margate beach (definitely somewhere on Thanet Coast), August 1930. See SEAS_PFW255 for reverse.

Clarice Alberta Spratling, Miriam Verena Edwards (maiden name Spratling) and Eric John Edwards (4 years old) sitting on (possibly) Margate beach (definitely somewhere on Thanet Coast), August 1930. See SEAS_PFW255 for reverse.

  Jill Griffin (maiden name Spurgeon) sitting with Sunbeam teddy bear, taken at on slope up from Louisa Bay, Broadstairs. ©Jill Griffin

Jill Griffin (maiden name Spurgeon) sitting with Sunbeam teddy bear, taken at on slope up from Louisa Bay, Broadstairs. ©Jill Griffin

 Win Spurgeon, Jill Griffin (maiden name Spurgeon) and Cecil Spurgeon (Spur) walking along Broadstairs seafront. ©Jill Griffin

Win Spurgeon, Jill Griffin (maiden name Spurgeon) and Cecil Spurgeon (Spur) walking along Broadstairs seafront. ©Jill Griffin

 Graham Ashford and Bill Griffin with Sunbeam cow, taken at Margate seafront, 1956. ©Jill Griffin

Graham Ashford and Bill Griffin with Sunbeam cow, taken at Margate seafront, 1956. ©Jill Griffin

 Three men putting. Golf in Margate, Kent.  ©Paul Godfrey

Three men putting. Golf in Margate, Kent.
©Paul Godfrey

 Two women walking down Harbour Street past the York Gate Cafe, Broadstairs, Kent. Rough Proof. ©Paul Godfrey

Two women walking down Harbour Street past the York Gate Cafe, Broadstairs, Kent. Rough Proof. ©Paul Godfrey

 Rear of previous image. Rough proof. Note the pre-WW2 prices.

Rear of previous image. Rough proof. Note the pre-WW2 prices.

 Man and woman posing on Sunbeam props on slope leading down to Louisa Bay, Broadstairs, Kent. ©Paul Godfrey

Man and woman posing on Sunbeam props on slope leading down to Louisa Bay, Broadstairs, Kent. ©Paul Godfrey

 Visitors relaxing on deckchairs, Cliftonville, Margate 1921. ©Paul Godfrey

Visitors relaxing on deckchairs, Cliftonville, Margate 1921. ©Paul Godfrey

 Barbara, 12 years 10 months. Hazel, 12 years 4 months. Broadstairs August 1939. ©Paul Godfrey

Barbara, 12 years 10 months. Hazel, 12 years 4 months. Broadstairs August 1939. ©Paul Godfrey

 Six men walking on a wet day. ©Paul Godfrey

Six men walking on a wet day. ©Paul Godfrey

 Family on the beach. (The V prefix probably means Viking Bay) ©Paul Godfrey

Family on the beach. (The V prefix probably means Viking Bay) ©Paul Godfrey

 Beach group on Ramsgate main sands in front of the Royal Pavillion, Ramsgate, Kent. ©Paul Godfrey

Beach group on Ramsgate main sands in front of the Royal Pavillion, Ramsgate, Kent. ©Paul Godfrey

 Daphne Mays, Michael Mays, Iris Bathurst and Danny Bathurst on the sands at Ramsgate, Kent. ©Phil Mays ©SEAS Photography

Daphne Mays, Michael Mays, Iris Bathurst and Danny Bathurst on the sands at Ramsgate, Kent. ©Phil Mays ©SEAS Photography

 Michaela Mays with Peggy White ('Aunt')' Viking Bay Broadstairs, Kent. 1968. © Phil Mays  © SEAS Photography

Michaela Mays with Peggy White ('Aunt')' Viking Bay Broadstairs, Kent. 1968. © Phil Mays
© SEAS Photography

 Doll Davey with Phil Mays at Broadstairs, Kent. 1972. © Phil Mays © SEAS Photography

Doll Davey with Phil Mays at Broadstairs, Kent. 1972. © Phil Mays © SEAS Photography

 Winnie Mays (centre) with friends and Sunbeam Donald Duck on the sands, Thanet, Kent.  © Phil Mays © SEAS Photography

Winnie Mays (centre) with friends and Sunbeam Donald Duck on the sands, Thanet, Kent.
© Phil Mays © SEAS Photography

 Janet and Jill Haswell on sands at Thanet, Kent.  © Phil Mays © SEAS Photography

Janet and Jill Haswell on sands at Thanet, Kent.
© Phil Mays © SEAS Photography

 Unkown couple walking Pettman's bathing platform between Newgate Gap and Walpole bay, Cliftonville, Margate, Kent. ©Ralph Billington ©SEAS Photography

Unkown couple walking Pettman's bathing platform between Newgate Gap and Walpole bay, Cliftonville, Margate, Kent. ©Ralph Billington ©SEAS Photography

 Unkown man and child walking Pettman's bathing platform between Newgate Gap and Walpole bay, Cliftonville, Margate, Kent. ©Ralph Billington ©SEAS Photography

Unkown man and child walking Pettman's bathing platform between Newgate Gap and Walpole bay, Cliftonville, Margate, Kent. ©Ralph Billington ©SEAS Photography

 Two teenage girls on the beach at Thanet, Kent. ©Ralph Billington ©SEAS Photography

Two teenage girls on the beach at Thanet, Kent. ©Ralph Billington ©SEAS Photography

 Mother and child on steps down to Pettman's platform between Newgate gap and Walpole Bay, Cliftonville, Kent. ©Ralph Billington ©SEAS Photography

Mother and child on steps down to Pettman's platform between Newgate gap and Walpole Bay, Cliftonville, Kent. ©Ralph Billington ©SEAS Photography

 Lady bathing in the sea, Thanet, Kent.  ©Ralph Billington ©SEAS Photography

Lady bathing in the sea, Thanet, Kent.
©Ralph Billington ©SEAS Photography

 Family group on the beach at Cliftonville, Margate, Kent. ©Ralph Billington ©SEAS Photography

Family group on the beach at Cliftonville, Margate, Kent.
©Ralph Billington ©SEAS Photography

 Colour postcards showing Sunbeam photo kiosks at Margate bays. ©Ralph Billington ©SEAS Photography

Colour postcards showing Sunbeam photo kiosks at Margate bays.
©Ralph Billington ©SEAS Photography

 Large group of people on the beach at Thanet, Kent. ©Ralph Billington ©SEAS Photography

Large group of people on the beach at Thanet, Kent.
©Ralph Billington ©SEAS Photography

 Group of young men and women frolicking on the beach at Thanet, Kent. ©Ralph Billington ©SEAS Photography

Group of young men and women frolicking on the beach at Thanet, Kent.
©Ralph Billington ©SEAS Photography

 Group of young men and women frolicking on the beach at Thanet, Kent. ©Ralph Billington ©SEAS Photography

Group of young men and women frolicking on the beach at Thanet, Kent.
©Ralph Billington ©SEAS Photography

 Two women on on a Sunbeam dog the other on a pony in front of photo boards at Thanet, Kent. ©Ralph Billington ©SEAS Photography

Two women on on a Sunbeam dog the other on a pony in front of photo boards at Thanet, Kent.
©Ralph Billington ©SEAS Photography

 Portrait of a beach inspector standing next to a Sunbeam lion at Palm Bay, Cliftonville, Margate, Kent. ©Ralph Billington ©SEAS Photography

Portrait of a beach inspector standing next to a Sunbeam lion at Palm Bay, Cliftonville, Margate, Kent.
©Ralph Billington ©SEAS Photography

 Men performing antics with Sunbeam tiger at Thanet, Kent. ©Ralph Billington ©SEAS Photography

Men performing antics with Sunbeam tiger at Thanet, Kent.
©Ralph Billington ©SEAS Photography

 Elderly ladies walking along Ramsgate seafront by Pleasurama, Ramsgate, Kent. ©Ralph Billington ©SEAS Photography

Elderly ladies walking along Ramsgate seafront by Pleasurama, Ramsgate, Kent.
©Ralph Billington ©SEAS Photography

 Man peeking out of a bathing tent on beach at Thanet, Kent. ©Ralph Billington ©SEAS Photography

Man peeking out of a bathing tent on beach at Thanet, Kent.
©Ralph Billington ©SEAS Photography

 Uncle Smokey the Clown and boy on Viking Bay, Broadstairs, Kent. 1956. ©Ralph Billington ©SEAS Photography

Uncle Smokey the Clown and boy on Viking Bay, Broadstairs, Kent. 1956.
©Ralph Billington ©SEAS Photography

 John Ruffell and twins Andrew and Edwin on Sunbeam donkey at Broadstairs seafront, Broadstairs, Kent. © Ted Ruffell ©SEAS Photography

John Ruffell and twins Andrew and Edwin on Sunbeam donkey at Broadstairs seafront, Broadstairs, Kent.
© Ted Ruffell ©SEAS Photography

 Andrew and Edwin Ruffell with Sunbeam rabbit on the seafront at Broadstairs, Kent. © Ted Ruffell ©SEAS Photography

Andrew and Edwin Ruffell with Sunbeam rabbit on the seafront at Broadstairs, Kent.
© Ted Ruffell ©SEAS Photography

 Peter Edward West, Sunbeam photographer (right) with Smokey the Clown at Ramsgate 1955. ©Vicki Wood ©SEAS Photography

Peter Edward West, Sunbeam photographer (right) with Smokey the Clown at Ramsgate 1955.
©Vicki Wood ©SEAS Photography

 Pat Faulkener, Heather Odd, Michele Morize, Barbara Hunt and Wendy Spenceley running along Western Undercliff, Ramsgate, Kent. 1959. ©Wendy Arnhiem ©SEAS Photography

Pat Faulkener, Heather Odd, Michele Morize, Barbara Hunt and Wendy Spenceley running along Western Undercliff, Ramsgate, Kent. 1959.
©Wendy Arnhiem ©SEAS Photography

 Julian with Wendy Spenceley and Elaine Robinson (sister of Bruce) and Peter Spenceley at Viking Bay, Broadstairs, Kent. 1960. ©Wendy Arnhiem ©SEAS Photography

Julian with Wendy Spenceley and Elaine Robinson (sister of Bruce) and Peter Spenceley at Viking Bay, Broadstairs, Kent. 1960.
©Wendy Arnhiem ©SEAS Photography

 Peter Dollamore and Wendy Spenceley (Sunbeam Photographer) at Western Undercliffe Ramsgate, Kent 1959. ©Wendy Arnhiem ©SEAS Photography

Peter Dollamore and Wendy Spenceley (Sunbeam Photographer) at Western Undercliffe Ramsgate, Kent 1959.
©Wendy Arnhiem ©SEAS Photography

 Colour walkie of a young boy on the Sunbeam Donkey, 1965.

Colour walkie of a young boy on the Sunbeam Donkey, 1965.