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The Gallery includes images of the borough's streets and buildings and portraits of people and communities. The Digital Gallery images are displayed as thumbnails. Full size images can be viewed by clicking on a thumbnail.

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Island History Trust Image Collection


A ‘Beano’ from Newcastle Arms (now the Waterman’s), early 1950’s. L-R: unknown, Mrs Vincent, Phoebe - , Ada - , Mrs Mudd, Ada’s two daughters, Sophie Roberts, Sue Ruggles, Daisy Roberts ( later Woodard ). Like many pubs, The Newcastle ran a loan club; members paid in a weekly sum and could borrow money during the year or draw out their savings, with interest, in November. Club night was on a Monday, so club members stayed for a drink after paying up. Most pubs ran Beanos (outings) to Margate or Southend for regular customers, including members of the loan club. Donated by Daisy Woodard