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UPS & DOWNS & UPS
"We've seen a lot of
"It was not a positive thing for me as I was growing up to be living in a declining area."
" I get quite sad when I walk down
Northdown Road,because it was
"We've lost something big"
"B&B places found it harder to make money"
"A lot of people used to
go on the dole for the winter"
"When the summer came, they'd sign off, and go and work in the funfairs, on the seafronts and at the hotels"
"Westwood Cross was all big factories… When you left school, you were always guaranteed a job on the assembly line."
"Londoners are investing their money; it makes it look nice. It's advantage they came down, but there is also the disadvantage because the rent is going up!"
"If you ask, from one to ten, when I first came here how rough was it? Eight and a half, nine – easy. Now, it is three and a half, the trouble is cooling down."
"I used to work in the hotels here.
[Now] you can't find a hotel
if you want to stay somewhere,
everything is full up!"
"It started being called
"Margate was very much a
forgotten part of East Kent."
"It survived but limped on"
"We did end up with an awful lot of empty shops"
"People were breaking in all the time"
"It has gone down and the blame is on migrants"
nothing to do with migrants!"
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