The Margate-sur-Mer edition

groovers offside

‘Oh I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside’, Mark Sheridan, 1909

If you can’t whistle along to this tune you probably weren’t

born in Blighty…..

… 11.4932% of the population of Margate

The G-ster was out and about and getting on down in said spot

at the weekend


Time for a little history lesson !

Margate’s recent past has been a bit of a roller coaster…..

It all began when a Russian immigrant called Vladimir Raitz

invented the ‘package holiday’ in the 1950s…..

Suddenly the bustling charms of English seaside towns began

to pale when compared to the possibilities of the…..

The Spanish Costas (and certain sunshine)

The French Riviera (and guaranteed topless babes)

The Greek Islands (never ending sun, sea, sex and well, that

was enough !)

Throw in a Full English Breakfast (a ‘flingo’) or two and the

Brits were never going back to their own…

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