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Some of Kent’s beautiful seaside resorts.

 

Margate in the 19th century

Margate in the 19th century

The ‘modesty hood’, designed to screen naked bathers as they descended the steps of their horse-powered bathing machines, was invented in Margate in 1753 by Benjamin Beale.

Margate in the 21st century

Margate in the 21st century

Ramsgate in the 19th century

Ramsgate in the 19th century

‘Royal Ramsgate’, so-called because Princess Victoria had spent holidays there in 1835 and 1836, largely succeeded in distancing itself from its more louche counterpart Margate in the popular imagination, for most of the 19th century.

Sandgate

Sandgate

Sandgate, near the outskirts of Folkestone, has been hailed as the ‘author’s haven of repose’ and can claim association with several well-known authors

Wateringbury

Wateringbury

An overview of the coastal town by author Maggie Harris.