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By Robert Turcan

Broadstairs is rightly referred to as 'the jewel in Thanet's crown'. This such a lot easterly, quintessentially English beach hotel exudes a lot appeal. Its sandy shorelines offer awesome possibilities for family members bathing. past due Regency and extra predominantly Victorian or Edwardian structures replicate progress following railway growth. traditionally, the city s identify used to be associated with large stairs which have been lower into steep cliffs above its coastline, resulting in an old non secular shrine. A fishing village with smuggling actions is all that existed in Georgian occasions. by means of 1815 it was once right here that the exultant information of victory at Waterloo first reached our nation. Later within the 19th century Charles Dickens frequented the borough. There are museums on the subject of his existence and nice works. fairs marking his visits besides foodstuff fetes liven up summer time gaiety. these kind of shiny scenes are pictured inside this choice of scenes, previous and current. they're a vibrant representation of ways time has kindly preserved and easily greater this Kentish gem.

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