Margate in Maps and Pictures

compiled by Anthony Lee

Newly Added Pictures

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17 October 2021

Photographs of Margate [late 1930s]

Botany Bay [Sweetman] | Margate History Lewis Avenue Bowling Green [Sweetman] | Margate History Northumberland Avenue Northumberland Hotel [Sweetman] | Margate History Palm Bay and Hodges Bridge [Sweetman] | Margate History

Botany Bay [Sweetman]

Lewis Avenue Bowling Green [Sweetman]

Northumberland Avenue Northumberland Hotel [Sweetman]

Palm Bay and Hodges Bridge [Sweetman]

Palm Bay Gapway Hodges Bridge [Sweetman] | Margate History Palm Bay with Bathing Huts  [Sweetman] | Margate History Winter Gardens  [Sweetman] | Margate History Winter Gardens [Sweetman] | Margate History

Palm Bay Gapway Hodges Bridge [Sweetman]

Palm Bay with Bathing Huts [Sweetman]

Winter Gardens [Sweetman]

Winter Gardens [Sweetman]

This set of photographs are stamped "E.A. Sweetman & Son Ltd, Sunshine Works, Tunbridge Wells" and Sweetman and Son published the Sunshine Series of Postcards. These photographs probably date from the late 1930s as the Northumberland Hotel was built in 1935, but it is unclear whether or not they were ever published as postcards.


3 October 2021

Postcards of Margate

Eastern Esplanade Cliftonville Hydro [1905 LL] | Margate History Eastern Esplanade opposite Oval [1950s or 60s] | Margate History Eastern Esplanade Oval [publisher  Bowen] | Margate History Eastern Esplanade St George's Hotel at night  | Margate History

Eastern Esplanade Cliftonville Hydro [1905 LL]

Eastern Esplanade opposite Oval [1950s or 60s]

Eastern Esplanade Oval [publisher Bowen]

Eastern Esplanade St George's Hotel at night

Eastern Esplanade The Oval [Marin Series 1912] | Margate History Harbour [Polden and Hogben Aug 1911] | Margate History Jetty Entrance Storm 1913 | Margate History Jetty with Camera Obscura and weighing machine [Aug 1908]  | Margate History

Eastern Esplanade The Oval [Marin Series 1912]

Harbour [Polden and Hogben Aug 1911]

Jetty Entrance Storm 1913

Jetty with Camera Obscura and weighing machine [Aug 1908]


19 September 2021

Postcards of Margate

King Street George Hotel with charabanc outside | Margate History Tivoli Gardens 1929 | Margate History Tivoli Road Alexandra Homes | Margate History Royal Crescent Nayland Rock  | Margate History

King Street George Hotel with charabanc outside

Tivoli Gardens 1929

Tivoli Road Alexandra Homes

Royal Crescent Nayland Rock

Royal Esplanade Sunken gardens Westbrook  | Margate History Royal Esplanade Sunken Gardens  1965 | Margate History Westbrook Road Stoke Lea Guest House 1975 | Margate History Westcliffe Gardens Westbrook  | Margate History

Royal Esplanade Sunken gardens Westbrook

Royal Esplanade Sunken Gardens 1965

Westbrook Road Stoke Lea Guest House 1975

Westcliffe Gardens Westbrook


5 September 2021

Photographs of Margate courtesy of Chris Sandwell and the Shields family

Mechanical Elephant, promenade by Winter Gardens 1950s | Margate History Mechanical Elephant, promenade by Winter Gardens 1950s | Margate History Mechanical Elephant, promenade by Winter Gardens 1950s | Margate History Mechanical Elephant, promenade by Winter Gardens 1950s | Margate History

Mechanical Elephant, promenade by Winter Gardens 1950s

Mechanical Elephant, promenade by Winter Gardens 1950s

Mechanical Elephant, promenade by Winter Gardens 1950s

Mechanical Elephant, promenade by Winter Gardens 1950s

Walmer Castle Pub and Mill Lane Circa 1910 | Margate History Harry Barnes Shields AFS WW2 Harold Road | Margate History Harry Barnes Shields AFS WW2 King Street | Margate History Margate AFS WW2 Alexandra Road | Margate History

Walmer Castle Pub and Mill Lane Circa 1910

Harry Barnes Shields AFS WW2 Harold Road

Harry Barnes Shields AFS WW2 King Street

Margate AFS WW2 Alexandra Road


22 August 2021

Postcards of Margate

Dalby Square Severn House Hotel | Margate History Dalby Square Windsor Hotel [Advertising card]   | Margate History Fort Green Bandstand Aug 1911   | Margate History Fort Promenade Athol Lodge 1962 | Margate History

Dalby Square Severn House Hotel

Dalby Square Windsor Hotel [Advertising card]

Fort Green Bandstand Aug 1911

Fort Promenade Athol Lodge 1962

Lewis Avenue and Bowling Greens [Fifth Avenue on right]  | Margate History Royal Crescent Hollywood [probably now Holywood Court Nos 10-11] | Margate History Winter Gardens and Pavilion 1938   | Margate History Winter Gardens and Fort Crescent  | Margate History

Lewis Avenue and Bowling Greens [Fifth Avenue on right]

Royal Crescent Hollywood [probably now Holywood Court Nos 10-11]

Winter Gardens and Pavilion 1938

Winter Gardens and Fort Crescent


8 August 2021

Postcards of Margate

Alexandra Road [Northdown Road] No 48 William George Holton hairdresser | Margate History Alexandra Road [Northdown Road] St Pauls  1929   | Margate History Cliff Terrace and Lido 1913  | Margate History Lido Lawn Cafe May 1968 | Margate History

Alexandra Road [Northdown Road] No 48 William George Holton hairdresser

Alexandra Road [Northdown Road] St Pauls 1929

Cliff Terrace and Lido 1913

Lido Lawn Cafe May 1968

Lido View of pool and cafe | Margate History Northdown Road   | Margate History Northdown Road with Tram 19111  | Margate History Northdown Road Ye Old Charles Inn with coach and horses | Margate History

Lido View of pool and cafe

Northdown Road

Northdown Road with Tram 1911

Northdown Road Ye Old Charles Inn with coach and horses


25 July 2021

Old Margate

Trinity Church Interior [sterero]  | Margate History Shottenden [stereo]   | Margate History Fort Crescent with Goat cart [Twyman stereo]  | Margate History Sands and Jetty [stereo] | Margate History

Trinity Church Interior [sterero]

Shottenden [stereo]

Fort Crescent with Goat cart [Twyman stereo]

Sands and Jetty [stereo]

Entrance to the Harbour, watercolour by George Keate ca 1780, showing jetty along the Parade and the bridge over the future King Street | Margate History Officer Cinque Port Volunteers ca 1794-1800 [Watercolour by Charles Stadden] Francis Cobb sen. and Francis Cobb jun. were the Officers of the First and Second Company of Margate Volunteers during the Napoleonic Wars   | Margate History  Marine Library and Bathing Room High Street [Engraving ca 1830s] | Margate History Royal York Hotel Marine Parade Receipt 1864 | Margate History

Entrance to the Harbour, watercolour by George Keate ca 1780, showing jetty along the Parade and the bridge over the future King Street

Officer Cinque Port Volunteers ca 1794-1800 [Watercolour by Charles Stadden] Francis Cobb sen. and Francis Cobb jun. were the Officers of the First and Second Company of Margate Volunteers during the Napoleonic Wars

Marine Library and Bathing Room High Street [Engraving ca 1830s]

Royal York Hotel Marine Parade Receipt 1864


11 July 2021

Margate Postcards

Cliff Terrace and Lido  | Margate History Dane Park and Lake 1962   | Margate History Eastern Esplanade Cliftonville Hydro 1914 | Margate History Eastern Esplanade Cliftonville Hydro 1907 | Margate History

Cliff Terrace and Lido

Dane Park and Lake 1962

Eastern Esplanade Cliftonville Hydro 1914

Eastern Esplanade Cliftonville Hydro 1907

Harold Road Connaught Lodge   | Margate History Lewis Crescent Granville Court Hotel   | Margate History Royal Crescent 1908 [LL] | Margate History Trinity Square Vortigern Smuggler's Caves | Margate History

Harold Road Connaught Lodge

Lewis Crescent Granville Court Hotel

Royal Crescent 1908 [LL]

Trinity Square Vortigern Smuggler's Caves


27 June 2021

Margate Postcards

Eastern Esplanade and Oval   | Margate History Edgar Road Glenwood line  | Margate History Ethelbert Crescent View from Durley Deane 1918 | Margate History Ethelbert Crescent view to Newgate Promenade  | Margate History

Eastern Esplanade and Oval

Edgar Road Glenwood line

Ethelbert Crescent View from Durley Deane 1918

Ethelbert Crescent view to Newgate Promenade

Lido Lawn Cafe  | Margate History Queens Promenade and Bungalow 1911  | Margate History Walpole Bay Bathing station | Margate History Walpole Bay  1910s  | Margate History

Lido Lawn Cafe

Queens Promenade and Bungalow 1911

Walpole Bay Bathing station

Walpole Bay 1910s


13 June 2021

Margate Postcards

Albert Terrace and upper Marine Terrace 1921  | Margate History Droit House and Harbour     | Margate History Flint Row | Margate History Marine Terrace Sands  | Margate History

Albert Terrace and upper Marine Terrace 1921

Droit House and Harbour

Flint Row

Marine Terrace Sands

Queens Promenade and Lewis Crescent | Margate History St Johns Church St Georges Chapel   | Margate History Launching The Lifeboat at Margate | Margate History Dreamland Miniature Railway and Station [Photograph]  | Margate History

Queens Promenade and Lewis Crescent

St Johns Church St Georges Chapel

Launching The Lifeboat at Margate

Dreamland Miniature Railway and Station [Photograph]


30 May 2021

Margate Postcards

College Road St Augustines  | Margate History Fort Crescent Winter Gardens  1962  | Margate History Marine Drive and Beach  1963 | Margate History Newgate Gap Pettmans Bathing  Station | Margate History

College Road St Augustines

Fort Crescent Winter Gardens 1962

Marine Drive and Beach 1963

Newgate Gap Pettmans Bathing Station

Palm Bay Looking East  1928 | Margate History Royal Crescent Nayland Rock Hotel 1945  | Margate History Second Avenue [Bells PC] | Margate History Sweyn Road Riverdale [interior views] | Margate History

Palm Bay Looking East 1928

Royal Crescent Nayland Rock Hotel 1945

Second Avenue [Bells PC]

Sweyn Road Riverdale [interior views]


16 May 2021

CDVs of Margate Storm of 1877

Pier and Jetty 1859-1861 [CDV, Sedgfield] | Margate History Damaged Jetty Storm 1877 [Byrne]  | Margate History Damaged Jetty Storm 1877 [Byrne] | Margate History Damaged Jetty Storm 1877 [Byrne] | Margate History

Pier and Jetty 1859-1861 [CDV, Sedgfield; dates thanks to Chris Sandwell]

Damaged Jetty Storm 1877 [Byrne]

Damaged Jetty Storm 1877 [Byrne]

Damaged Jetty Storm 1877 [Byrne]

Damaged Jetty Storm 1877 [Byrne] | Margate History Back of High Street Storm 1877 [Byrne]  | Margate History Ships ashore off Margate Storm 1877 [Byrne] | Margate History Ships ashore off Margate Storm 1877 [Byrne] | Margate History

Damaged Jetty Storm 1877 [Byrne]

Back of High Street Storm 1877 [Byrne]

Ships ashore off Margate Storm 1877 [Byrne]

Ships ashore off Margate Storm 1877 [Byrne]

Further information about the storm of 24 November 1877 and the photographer, Joseph Byrne of 43 High Street, Margate, is available at Margate Storms


2 May 2021

Pictures and Postcards

Northdown Road 1984 | Margate History Northdown Road, Smallbone Interiors  | Margate History High Street Margate Shops | Margate History High Street Margate Shops | Margate History

Northdown Road 1984

Northdown Road, Smallbone Interiors

High Street Margate Shops

High Street Margate Shops

Harbour [LL Panorama] | Margate History H Hobday Grocer van, 89 High Street  | Margate History Bowkett baker, 132 High Street  | Margate History Wanstall Butcher, 82 High Street   | Margate History

Harbour [LL Panorama]

H Hobday Grocer van, 89 High Street

Bowkett baker, 132 High Street

Wanstall Butcher, 82 High Street


18 April 2021

Margate Demolished

Queen Street, Guys No 9 | Margate History Queen Street, Advance Laundry No 10  | Margate History Queen Street, Heyes No 11 | Margate History Queen Street, Adams No 12 | Margate History

Queen Street, Guys No 9

Queen Street, Advance Laundry No 10

Queen Street, Heyes No 11

Queen Street, Adams No 12

Mill Lane Development Area 17 November 1969 | Margate History Mill Lane Development Area 16 December 1969  | Margate History Mill Lane Development Area 1 January 1970  | Margate History Mill Lane Development Area 1 January 1970  | Margate History

Mill Lane Development Area 17 November 1969

Mill Lane Development Area 16 December 1969

Mill Lane Development Area 1 January 1970

Mill Lane Development Area 1 January 1970


4 April 2021

Some Margate Photographs

Grosvenor Place upper end | Margate History Margate Station Signal Box | Margate History Margate Station Water Tower 1970s | Margate History  Dreamland Coach Park and Scenic Railway  | Margate History

Grosvenor Place upper end

Margate Station Signal Box

Margate Station Water Tower 1970s

Dreamland Coach Park and Scenic Railway

Model Village in front of Butlins Queens Hotel 1960s | Margate History Model Village in front of Butlins Queens Hotel 1960s  | Margate History Newgate Gap Pettmans Bathing Stage August 1919  | Margate History  Newgate Gap Pettmans Bathing Stage taken from bathing machine  August 1919   | Margate History

Model Village in front of Butlins Queens Hotel 1960s

Model Village in front of Butlins Queens Hotel 1960s

Newgate Gap Pettmans Bathing Stage August 1919

Newgate Gap Pettmans Bathing Stage taken from bathing machine August 1919


21 March 2021

Plans for Margate

Proposed Harbour of refuge {Edmunds 1839] | Margate History Proposed Jetty extension [Thanet Guardian 1871]  | Margate History Proposed Kursaal Building [Pyramidical syndicate; 1897] | Margate History  Proposed Kursaal building [East Kent Times March 1905]  | Margate History

Proposed Harbour of refuge {Edmunds 1839]

Proposed Jetty extension [Thanet Guardian 1871]

Proposed Kursaal Building [Pyramidical syndicate; 1897]

Proposed Kursaal building [East Kent Times March 1905]

Margate Golf Links Company share certificate 1899  | Margate History Sale of Kursaal Site 1911 | Margate History Poster Fort Road Improvements 1934 | Margate History  Plan of Fort Road Improvements  | Margate History

Margate Golf Links Company share certificate 1899

Sale of Kursaal Site 1911

Poster Fort Road Improvements 1934

Plan of Fort Road Improvements


7 March 2021

Some Stereographs of Margate

Grotto [Twyman & Son Ramsgate, Views of the Isle of Thanet] | Margate History Kingsgate Castle  | Margate History  Kingsgate Castle [T Wheeler]  | Margate History Kingsgate Folly near The Captain Digby  [London Photographic]  | Margate History

Grotto [Twyman & Son Ramsgate, Views of the Isle of Thanet]

Kingsgate Castle

Kingsgate Castle [T Wheeler]

Kingsgate Folly near The Captain Digby [London Photographic]

The Captain Digby [A Moore, Fort Parade] | Margate History Kingsgate view at Captain Digby  | Margate History  Shipping in the harbour   | Margate History Harbour at low tide [June 1877]   | Margate History

The Captain Digby [A Moore, Fort Parade]

Kingsgate view at Captain Digby

Shipping in the harbour

Harbour at low tide [June 1877]


21 February 2021

Some Tunbridge Ware pictures of Margate

Assembly Room Cecil Square | Margate History Bettisons Library Hawley Square | Margate History  Bettisons Library Hawley Square interior  | Margate History Landing Place   | Margate History

Assembly Room Cecil Square

Bettisons Library Hawley Square

Bettisons Library Hawley Square interior

Landing Place

Margate Pier  | Margate History Pier at Margate | Margate History  Ranelagh Gardens St Peters  | Margate History Ranelagh Gardens St Peters  | Margate History

Margate Pier

Pier at Margate

Ranelagh Gardens St Peters

Ranelagh Gardens St Peters

These small prints, typically ca. 3 ins. by 2 ins., were produced by G. Wise and others in Tunbridge Wells, around 1806. Many were incorporated into wood turned souvenirs, boxes, Tea Caddies and other objects, or sold separately as small pictures for visitors. They are known to have been sold in the Libraries at Margate: Samuel Bettison, Hawley Square; William Bettison, High Street; Thomas Bousfield & Thomas Pallister, Cecil Square; Joseph Hall, Hawley Square; Samuel Silver; Cecil Square; George Witherden, Marine Parade. (Tunbridge Ware by Brian Austen, foulsham, 3rd ed., 2001)


7 February 2021

Some Margate Photographs

The Parade and Paradise Street before the trams | Margate History View of the Fort after destruction of   Marine Palace| Margate History  Marine Terrace c1890  | Margate History Eaton Road junction with  Marine Gardens  | Margate History

The Parade and Paradise Street before the trams

View of the Fort after destruction of Marine Palace

Marine Terrace c1890

Eaton Road junction with Marine Gardens

Trinity Church ruins July 1957 [View from bedroom window] | Margate History Trinity Church ruins July 1957 [View from bedroom window]| Margate History  Astoria Northdown Road | Margate History Astoria April 1934 | Margate History

Trinity Church ruins July 1957 [View from bedroom window]

Trinity Church ruins July 1957 [View from bedroom window]

Astoria Northdown Road

Astoria April 1934


24 January 2021

Some Margate Postcards

Eastern Esplanade Wishing Towers 1987 | Margate History Edgar Road Rhonallea Hotel 1965  | Margate History  Harbour Chilrens Boating Pool  | Margate History Hatfield Road Clyffe House  | Margate History

Eastern Esplanade Wishing Towers 1987

Edgar Road Rhonallea Hotel 1965

Harbour Chilrens Boating Pool

Hatfield Road Clyffe House

New Street New Inn and troops 1915 | Margate History Norfolk Road Wentworth Hotel  | Margate History  St Andrew's House Price's Avenue No 12 1907  | Margate History Trinity Square Northdown Road  junction  | Margate History

New Street New Inn and troops 1915

Norfolk Road Wentworth Hotel

St Andrew's House Price's Avenue No 12 1907

Trinity Square Northdown Road junction


10 January 2021

Some Margate Postcards

Approach Road No 17 Reculver 1909 | Margate History Queens Gardens Butlins Queens Highcliffe Hotel   | Margate History  Queens Gardens Butlins Queen Highcliffe Hotel Dolphinarium  | Margate History Queens Gardens Butlins Queens Highcliffe Hotel Dolphinarium   | Margate History

Approach Road No 17 Reculver 1909

Queens Gardens Butlins Queens Highcliffe Hotel

Queens Gardens Butlins Queen Highcliffe Hotel Dolphinarium

Queens Gardens Butlins Queens Highcliffe Hotel Dolphinarium

Eastern Esplanade Oval 1908 | Margate History Eastern Esplanade Kingscliffe St Georges and Norfolk Hotels 1953  | Margate History  Eastern Esplanade Butlins Grand Hotel Ballroom  | Margate History Ethelbert Crescent Thanet Hunt Meeeting January 1913  | Margate History

Eastern Esplanade Oval 1908

Eastern Esplanade Kingscliffe St Georges and Norfolk Hotels 1953

Eastern Esplanade Butlins Grand Hotel Ballroom

Ethelbert Crescent Thanet Hunt Meeeting January 1913