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"We would make sandwiches
and picnics in the morning,
then we would go to the beach hut."
"Margate was for the daytrippers, while Cliftonville was the weekly people."
"They had cafes and shops
where we all loved looking at the
"My family used to come down,
and they would hire a beach hut
for two weeks."
"People would come and say ‘hello’
and we would go say ‘hello’
at somebody else’s beach hut."
"At about 5pm all the boarding house people would go back for supper...
it was kind of very nice to be there when the
sun was going down"
"Hoser’s Tea Garden.
They literally built the shack and created a tea garden."
"There used to be
buckets, spades, sandcastle flags,
"The promenades were busy,
the beaches were busy."
"Buckets and spades,
and things like that."
"A man used to row his rowing boat
Margate harbour to Cliftonville, and give people rides from Cliftonville beach."
"When I saw these tides for the first time - when the sea goes out and then comes in - it is so interesting!"
"You made a castle on the beach;
you went in the water.
You had something to eat.
You went on a donkey;
you had your photo.
And it was lovely."
"My memories are of really
fish and chips
on the front."
"Walking past the arcades and stuff like that is so powerfully nostalgic
- a bit magic, those kinds of places."
"The summer used to last forever."
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