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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 seashore hotel exudes a lot allure. Its sandy seashores offer superb possibilities for kinfolk bathing. overdue Regency and extra predominantly Victorian or Edwardian structures mirror development following railway enlargement. traditionally, the city s identify was once associated with extensive stairs which have been reduce 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. through 1815 it used to be 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 with regards to his lifestyles and nice works. fairs marking his visits in addition to nutrition fetes brighten up summer time gaiety. these kind of vibrant scenes are pictured inside this choice of scenes, earlier and current. they're a vibrant representation of the way time has kindly preserved and easily stronger this Kentish gem.

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