Broadstairs UK by Don Blandford

31 Jul

BROADSTAIRS, ENGLAND

While its neighbour Margate flaunts and flirts a few miles along the coast Broadstairs has always retained an old world elegance. Cafes and bistros mingle naturally with second hand bookshops and a traditional hardware store. Broadstairs has embraced the new without eschewing the old.

Charles Dickens loved it here and this English seaside town still attracts a respectable mix of daytrippers escaping the London grind and artists ensconced in coastal retreats. Children are charmed here by the colourful promise of a bucket and spade or new sun hat. Rejuvenated adults take in the brisk air by the promenade and walk with renewed vigour. Everyone stops at Morellis. This ice cream parlour was established in 1932 and remains a rare example of a classic seaside cafe complete with formica tops and leatherette booths. Wish you were here…indeed!

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2 Responses to “Broadstairs UK by Don Blandford”

  1. Alan O'Riordan July 31, 2012 at 8:45 pm #

    Great photos and words. Makes me want to go there.

  2. elzopi September 8, 2012 at 6:16 am #

    wonderful images, nice narrative too

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