Here are some of our favourite pictures taken in Thanet, showing into how much the isle has changed and become what it is today.
Ramsgate’s former bathing pool
Just a short stroll from Ramsgate Main Sands used to be the Ramsgate bathing pool.
The pool was opened on July 21, 1935, by the town's mayor Alderman Dye, and for five decades would enjoy large crowds during high season weekends, with people travelling from afar to enjoy a day out by the coast until its closure in the early 1980s.
Margate’s Dreamland Adventure Park - 1931
This shot from above shows how Margate’s Dreamland Adventure Park looked from the skies over 90 years ago.
Dreamland is considered one of the oldest surviving UK amusement parks dating back to the 1870s under the name ‘Hall by the Sea’. Dreamland still operates today and is one of Thanet’s biggest attractions.
Ramsgate Main Sands
Thanet’s beaches have forever been a popular day out location for UK families, evident by this picture showing a crowded sandy beach on a clear sunny day in Ramsgate.
Behind the beach, you can see the former helter-skelter and out ahead Ramsgate’s Royal Harbour.
Ramsgate’s Harbour Station
Opened in 1863, Ramsgate’s harbour station brought visitors to the town just steps from Ramsgate Main Sands.
After its closure in 1926, the former station took many different forms, including a funfair and a tourist railway, as well as an air-raid shelter during WW2.
Margate Seafront – 1982
Featuring some classic cars from its era and a traditional red bus, this image from the early 1980s captures a busy Margate next to the seafront with the Dreamland Adventure Park in the background.
Despite the sun not shining, the Margate Seafront was still bustling with visitors and travellers to the town.
Thanet has undergone many transformations over the years, we’re looking forward to Royal Sands Ramsgate becoming an important part of this storied history.
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