Tuesday, December 15, 2015

A REDEEMING FEATURE....

The Kent coastal town of Margate has very few claims to fame - the misplaced Turner Gallery, the unfathomable Tracey Emin, financially struggling Dreamland, immortalised by Chas and Dave and, of course, Hartsdown Park, home of Margate FC where, once upon a time, I was linesman in the Kent Youth Cup Final.   Small wonder then, that Margate is a prime contender for having inspired the phrase `the last resort.`   

But most places have at least one redeeming feature and in Margate`s case it`s Minnis Bay, which is actually closer to Birchington than Margate itself but Margate will no doubt claim it as its own since it`s within the Thanet District Council area.  On a good day, Minnis Bay, where we had our very first ever family holiday 50 years ago, looks like this.......





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