|welcoming double gates at a former hotel during current renovation
Whist out regularly wandering the streets of Margate, I've found that familiar sights are rapidly changing and around this time of the year the pace accelerates towards the summer season. As business owners and developers let panic set in, many great details are lost and standards sometimes comprimised in the rush for quick cash. Many of my favourite places, properties and memories have already disappeared. Margate keeps evolving and I wouldn't want it any other way, but in an effort to record some details which i believe will be entirely overlooked by local historians I will be featuring some of my favourites here. Starting today with midcentury ironwork...
above and below: pictorial ironwork in commercial locations, no one goes to this effort anymore
|above: 80's remake of a 60's design on the seafront
|above: this property has an imposing sweeping corner railing in this design, soon to disappear as the property is currently being redeveloped from one property into many
|above: rather odd mix of victorian style posts with 60's infill and later handrail.