‘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…..
…..like 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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