At the time, early in the last century, vistors would have been pleased to hear that: "No hawkers, barrel organs, etc, are allowed within the precincts of the town. In fact no one is allowed to disturb the quiet seclusion that reigns."
Times change and not always for the better, as we are only too well aware here in Thanet. You'll observe the trees, lining the streets in the photograph, for which Westgate was well-known.
There's a presentation on Westgate's history by Dawn Crouch at the heritage centre at St Saviour's Church, this coming Saturday at 10:30 for those readers interested in re-visiting the town's distinguished history.
|Westgate on Sea - Early 1900s|