I assume he followed the land and passed through what is at present known as Margate
Roads, groping his careful way along the hidden sandbanks, whose every tail and spit has its beacon or buoy nowadays.
'Never, my dear,' returned the old gentleman, 'except when he went to Margate
one Saturday with Mr Tomkinley that had been a teacher at that school he went to, and came back upon the Monday; but he was very ill after that, you remember, my dear; it was quite a dissipation.'
The blue-and- white mugs of the present-day roadside inn will be hunted up, all cracked and chipped, and sold for their weight in gold, and rich people will use them for claret cups; and travellers from Japan will buy up all the "Presents from Ramsgate," and "Souvenirs of Margate
," that may have escaped destruction, and take them back to Jedo as ancient English curios.
packets were sailing every day, filled with men of fashion and ladies of note, on their way to Brussels and Ghent.
No later than next afternoon my man turned up to tell me that the fellow had married his landlady's daughter at a registrar's office that very day at 11.30 a.m., and had gone off with her to Margate
for a week.
He contrived, in the true tradition of 'Arry at Margate
, to look at once startling and commonplace.
All the young clerks are madly in love, and according to their various degrees, pine for bliss with the beloved object, at Margate
, Ramsgate, or Gravesend.
Always Bert wore this thing; it was his cherished delusion, based on the advice of a shilling fortune-teller at Margate
, that he was weak in the lungs.
I really respect some snuffy old stockbroker who's gone on adding up column after column all his days, and trotting back to his villa at Brixton with some old pug dog he worships, and a dreary little wife sitting at the end of the table, and going off to Margate
for a fortnight-- I assure you I know heaps like that--well, they seem to me really nobler than poets whom every one worships, just because they're geniuses and die young.
You remember the woman at Margate
whom I suspected for the same reason.
The 1989 Christmas special sees Del, Rodney and regulars at the Nags Head embark on a disastrous "beano" from south London to Margate
on the August bank holiday weekend.
Sudley House, in Aigburth, has three works by the impressionist JMW Turner on display, one of which has a particularly interesting history - Margate