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Aerial view of the Bay looking SW. Pre 1930
An aerial photograph, showing the Bay looking SW. This was possibly taken between the two wars and shows steady development of properties along both Granville Road and The Droveway. The effects of beach erosion is apparent ...
Annie Sharpe and friends by fishing boats in the Bay
Two photographs showing Annie Sharpe posing with friends by Dover registered fishing boats DR 44 and DR94 in St Margaret's Bay
Beach scene by a break-water in the Bay. 1906
Black and white photograph of a group of people on the beach in St Margaret's Bay. Daisy Watts Album
Boats and Jim Atkins on St Margaret's Bay beach. 1906
Two small black and white photographs featuring two young boys and a man by a boat on St Margaret's Bay beach. Handwritten caption in the archive states: 'Gerald and Eric', 'Jim' looking over 'Ariel'. Reference to other ...
Boats on St Margaret's Bay beach, sent to L Newman postmark 19 October 1901
A postcard looking westwards showing boats drawn up on the beach at St Margaret's Bay. It is postmarked the 19 October 1909 and addressed to Mr Newman of Ponders End, Middlesex.
Boats on St Margaret's Bay beach.
A postcard view looking NE along the beach. Beach huts are awaiting their occupants and a fair amount of development has taken place along the cliffs. Possibly dated between the wars.
Boats on St Margaret's Bay beach. 1906
Two small black and white photograph of a beach scene featuring a boat and a group of young people. Caption under second copy reads 'S.F' - 'Gerald, Reggie, Daisy'. Daisy Watts Album dated 1906.
Boats on St Margaret's Bay beach. 1907
A delightful postcard photocopy of a beach scene with fishing boats looking SW dated 1907. Much of the headland and footpath up from the beach has now eroded and disappeared. The strange looking building with ...
Boats on St Margaret's Bay beach. c1900
A view along the beach looking SW towards the steps and path leading up to The Ness and beyond. This is the early part of the 20th century before beach erosion becomes a problem.
Boats on St Margaret's Bay beach. c1900
A copy of an enlarged photograph marked 'The Bay' and looking eastward along the beach. In the foreground are a number of men on the beach, and some of the sails on the boat are ...
Bumble-puppy or swingball on St Margaret's Bay beach. 1906
Small black and white photograph featuring three young adults holding racquets and standing around a vertical pole. Caption reads 'Bumble - puppy' - 'Gerald, Reggie and Daisy'. 'Bumble - puppy' appears to have been an early version ...
Bumble-Puppy or Swingball on the beach. 1906
Black and white photograph from the Daisy Watts collection entitled 'Bumble-Puppy'. Figures in the photograph are identified (from l -r ) as 'Gerald', 'Reggie' and Daisy Watts
Captain Codd. 1900 - 1910
Two black and white photographs featuring three men sitting or lying on the beach and one sitting against a boat. Both are captioned: 'Capt Codd sitting on the Moorings'. Daisy Watt's Album
Channel Fleet off St Margaret's Bay. 1906
Two small black and white photographs taken from the beach at St Margaret's Bay. Four vessels can be seen out at sea. A handwritten caption on each states: 'Channel Fleet. The Moorings on beach.' Daisy Watts Album
Crow's Nest looking towards Ness Point
A view from the Crow's Nest looking across the Bay towards Ness Point with the windmill just visible on the horizon.
Daisy Watts and friends on the beach. 1907
Black and white photograph and negative featuring 13 people on St Margaret's Bay beach in front of Adcock's Villas. Daisy Watts Album
Denoon beach picnic at the western end of St Margaret's Bay. c1935
From the Gordon Denoon album. The caption to the first photograph reads:- 'A beach picnic at the end of the Bay. Mr and Mrs Clarke, Dorothy and Rupert on the left. Our family consists of Muriel with ...
Denoon family and friends on the foreshore c.1950/51
Three photographs from the Gordon Denoon album. All taken around 1950/51. In the first photograph the figures are identified (from left to right) as Alice Hill, Muriel (Gordon Denoon's sister), Tommie (Gordon Denoon's wife), Mrs Banks ...
Denoon family and friends playing in the sea, St Margaret's Bay. 1947
From the Gordon Denoon album, three photographs with accompanying caption. In the third photograph what appears to be a ferry can be seen on the horizon.
Denoon family at St Margaret's Bay, c.1950/51
Three photographs from the Gordon Denoon album. The bathers are identified as Heather, Ann Bertoud, Mary and Ian. Heather, Mary and Ian are Gordon Denoon's children
Denoon friend, Lorna Darch on the beach. c1919
From the Gordon Denoon album a photograph, taken in 1919 of a friend of the Denoon family on the beach at St Margaret's Bay. Gordon's note with the photograph reads: A better view of the raft (about ...
Denoon summer holiday on St Margaret's Bay beach. 1926 (Part 2)
Taken from the Gordon Denoon album. A series of photographs taken in 1926 of Gordon's family and friends on St Margaret's Bay beach. Alec Reid is a family friend, Tommie is Gordon's wife and Joan, who is ...
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 ...
East Cliff and St Margaret's Bay from the beach. Undated
From the Gordon Denoon album a colour photograph of St Margaret's Bay from west end to the east end. Undated
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