Denoon summer holiday on St Margaret's Bay beach.1926 (Part 1)
From the Gordon Denoon album.
A series of photographs taken on St Margaret’s Bay beach of Gordon Denoon, his wife Tommie and daughter Joan.
Taken in 1926 Gordon described this holiday as ‘truly wonderful’.
In his book ‘Saga of St Margaret’s’ Gordon recalls an early Royal Air Force exercise in 1926. which simulated a bombing attack on Dover:-
‘On the evening of 16th August 1926 after a misty day a mock attack on Dover was carried out. Searchlights, guns, lighted aeroplanes and flares all played their part and, by a very strange coincidence, nature took a hand in the affair. About midnight a terrific thunderstorm came up and at times there was more lightning than darkness. This was accompanied by fearfully heavy rain and gales of wind. Later it was reported to be the worst storm St Margaret’s had experienced in living memory.’
Date of creation1926
PlaceSt Margaret's Bay, The Bay
LicenseCreative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs (CC-BY-NC-ND)
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