I'm possibly the last of the local Bloggers to comment on Sir Bob Geldof's impressions of Margate. The BBC South-east News carries a report, asking local people what they think. You can watch it here.
Sir Bob, who lives near Faversham, was musing over the different contrasts that can be found across the county. He said: “It’s a mad mystery, the battle of the ugliness of Margate against the charm of the beaches.”
The BBC discovered that local people's view of Margate was, on the whole, positive. Have a look at the video - sorry I can't embed it - and see what you think!
You can also find videos of Thanet in "The Good Old Days" here. I'll embed the link in the sidebar as well