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Beechin and Eglinton Cottages and the Excelsior Tea Rooms, St Margaret's Bay. c1905-1907
Two postcards of Beechin and Eglinton Cottages and the Excelsior Tea Rooms in St Margaret's Bay taken from the same viewpoint. Top card is black and white and titled Excelsior, St Margaret's Bay. Reverse of card ...
Beechin and Eglinton Cottages, and the Excelsior Tea Rooms, St Margaret's Bay. sent to EW Newman, postmarked 3 November 1907
A postcard from the Frith Series showing a view of Beechin and Eglinton Cottages and the Excelsior Tea Rooms along the Undercliff Road in St Margaret's Bay. It is postmarked the 3 November 1907 and ...
East Cliff from the beach. c1922
Unused, undated black and white postcard featuring a view of the Bay at St Margaret's. The Excelsior Tea Gardens can be seen, with their name written on the roof, indicating that the photograph was taken ...
Excelsior Tea Garden, adverts from various publications. 1907 - 1928
Typed transcript of extracts from various publications regarding the Excelsior Tea Gardens in St Margaret's Bay.
Excelsior Tea Gardens, St Margaret's Bay. postmarked 1938
Photocopies of the front and back of a postcard featuring the Excelsior Tea Gardens. Also included is a transcript of the message on the reverse. The postcard was sent to Miss P M Taylor, MA ...
Excelsior Tea Rooms in ruins. 1945
From the Gordon Denoon album this photograph taken in 1945 depicts Gordon's son, Ian, standing in the ruins of what was the Excelsior Tea Rooms. The view is from the east end of the Bay looking ...
Excelsior Tea Rooms St Margaret's Bay. 1905
A small card listing dating aids for the building of and alterations made to the Excelsior Tea Rooms, plus a post card featuring a black and white view of St Margaret's Bay with the newly ...
Excelsior Tea Rooms, pre and post WW2
Two photographs taken from the Gordon Denoon album. The first is a copy of a postcard, the second taken from approximately the same spot in 1945. In his book 'Saga of St Margaret's', Gordon captions the ...
Excelsior Tea Rooms, The Bay a chronology
Typed chronology of the Excelsior Tea Garden and Café on St Margaret's Bay.
Excelsior Tea Rooms. East View. pre 1921
Black and white postcard of the Excelsior, East View. No sign of the words 'Tea Garden' painted on the roof so likely to be before 1921. Handwritten note to side points to a small building on the ...
Excelsior Tearooms, St Margaret's Bay. post 1921
Poor quality black and white photocopy of a postcard of the Excelsior, St Margaret's Bay. 'Tea Garden' painted on roof so after 1921.
Gordon Denoon's father and sister, Muriel, on St Margaret's beach. 1936
From the Gordon Denoon album a photograph taken in 1936 of Gordon's father with his sister, Muriel on St Margaret's Bay beach with the Excelsior Tea Rooms in the background. Below the photograph are Gordon's observations ...
Jim Atkins on St Margaret's beach. Undated
From the Gordon Denoon album a photograph of Jim Atkins (known to the Denoon family as "Old Jim"), a local fisherman, flanked by Gordon Denoon's father and his sister, Muriel. Jim's hut is in the immediate ...
St Margaret's Bay from Ness Point. After 1924
Photocopy of an enlargement of a black and white postcard. Titled 'St Margaret's Bay. Looking East. Madges Series 449'. View is across the village on the Bay looking south west to north east. After 1924 and ...
Theft of Tea Spoons at Excelsior Tea Rooms, The Bay. 1921
Transcript of a press cutting from the Dover Express and East Kent News, 21 October 1921 regarding the theft of a quantity of tea spoons from the Excelsior Tea Gardens.
War damaged village on the beach. 1945
From Gordon Denoon's album two photographs taken in 1945 depicting the war-damaged and ruined buldings in St Margaret's Bay. The second photograph has Gordon's wife Tommie and son, Ian, in the foreground with an unidentified female ...
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