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« on: January 05, 2012, 10:54:28 AM »

Five old views of St. Margaret's Bay between the wars..

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« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2012, 16:14:17 PM »

Aerial shot of the Bay, showing Noel Coward's house..

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« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2012, 21:14:14 PM »

St. Margaret's Bay in 1913 (estimated)

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« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2012, 09:20:30 AM »

The Corner House Cafe, St. Margaret's Bay..

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« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2018, 07:12:30 AM »

The Sphere - Saturday 15 November 1947

A KENT BEAUTY SPOT IS IN DANGER

Dilapidated houses in St. Margaret's Bay. Local residents are divided as to whether to support the War Office plan to continue to use the place as a training site or to support those who wish to see the foreshore restored to public use and maintained at the public expense. In the meantime the war-damaged cottages are in danger of being washed away.

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« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2018, 07:13:40 AM »

The Sphere - Saturday 26 March 1949

DERELICT ST. MARGARET'S BAY

In November 1947 The Sphere published pictures of derelict St. Margaret's Bay, indicating the swift process of erosion upon the Kentish shore at this point but nothing has been done about the matter, and now comes further news of deterioration, the March gales having contributed to the undermining of a section of the sea wall. Should the process continue, the twenty houses in the bay area may be swept away. Most of the houses are derelict as a result of the war, but one, it is understood, is still in occasional use by Mr. Noel Coward. Dover Rural District Council and St. Margaret's Bay Preservation Society are pressing for the Bay to be restored to its pre-war state, and it is understood that the now completely inadequate sea defences have been a matter of recent discussion among Government departments. The Government''s promised Coast Protection Bill is at present before Parliament.

ST. MARGARET'S BAY, DOVER, WHERE THE SEA NOW SWEEPS IN ALMOST UNCHECKED

Dilapidated houses on this once fashionable coastal fringe, near Dover, where the main sea walls have collapsed and the process of erosion continues apace. St. Margaret''s Bay was left derelict following its use as a battle school during the war. Recently the further undermining of the sea wall, and the collapse of 70 yards of it, still further jeopardised the property

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