Broadstairs, Kent - part 2
Photographs of an attractive seaside resort
(Photos ©urban75, 29/30th November 2009)
The grand Albion Hotel overlooking the sea. Dickens stayed here regularly.
Dickens House museum. Originally a small Tudor building, the house was extended in Victorian times and an attractive decorative wrought iron balcony added.
The previous owner was Miss Mary Pearson Strong, who formed the basis for theBetsey Trotwood character in Dickens' David Copperfield.
I don't think the beach inspector was around today.
The outdoors swimming pool at Broadstairs. I was rather taken by this so took a few photos.
The Tartar Frigate pub, one of the only 18th century flint restaurants in Kent. The pub gets its name from the locally built naval ship, the HMS Tartar.
Built during the reign of Henry VIII, the Portcullis Arch leading to the harbour is known as York Gate.
View looking back into town.
The Barnaby Rudge bar which is big on sports TV and live music, with the Neptune's Hall boozer in the distance.
Opposite the Barnaby is the Dolphin Inn which is the town's numero uno hotspot for drinking and dancing. The girl to the left was great at dancing and texting as the same time.
Things were more sedate inside the traditional Neptune's Hall, a brightly lit bastion of beardy blokes, real ale and Morris Dancers.
'Fortune Telling' machine which raises funds for the 'Blind of Kent.'
Oh yes indeedy!
The Palace Cinema situated in York Gate Hall, a 1011 building formerly used as a museum of armour. It was used as a puppet theatre until being converted into a 16mm cartoon cinema in 1965, with 35mm equipment installed later.
It may look small, but the cinema holds a total of 111 seats, and is open every day of the year except Christmas Day.
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