Thursday, August 23, 2007

Au Secours - It's Margate

The Guardian newspaper reports this morning on the French invasion of Margate yesterday:

"It was intended as a taste of real England, and in that, at least, they were not disappointed. The party of 5,000 French people who descended on the Kent seaside yesterday might have hoped for a little sunshine allowing them to enjoy the area's donkey rides and deckchairs and award-winning beaches. Alas, the gods of cross-cultural understanding had other plans."

Read-on....

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

A friend described margate full of 'White ghosts' huddling from the weather yesterday. Interesting to see that Cllr latchford as saying "Time to implement Plan B and move them to Broadstairs and Ramsgate for more inside activities"! A serious admission by a TDC CLLr of the inherent deficiency in attractions that Margate has; it has got to be an all weather, all seasons,attractive place to visit if its regeneration is to be successful!

Anonymous said...

Why 'Invasion'? Because they're French/European? Nazis invaded Poland, hooligans invade football pitches, US invaded Iraq, but why French 'invade' Margate? Its a negative use of a phrase.

Anonymous said...

It wasn't so many years ago that a party of this size could have been easily catered for - including being fed and watered - at Dreamland. Dreamland would also ensure that plenty of positive publicity was gained too, showing everyone in a good light despite the poor weather.

NIck, Whitstable