Missing Margate?

Stuck out west of Shetland with the wind rattling round his lugholes wasn’t doing much for allatsea’s well being. Then the good old Thanet Gazette came to the rescue with the following.

MARGATE’S celebration of all things vintage takes place this weekend.

Organised by Old Town traders and supported by the town’s burgeoning retro business, the second edition of the summer spectacular promises the best in old-fashioned food, style, fashion and music.

Here’s the provisional schedule:

Both days 10am to 5pm:


– Food, craft, vintage and retro market stalls in Market Place

– Antique and Vintage Fair at Margate Media Centre, King St

– Thanet Classics Cars, King Street

– Deal Classic Bikes, Duke Street


11am Hotsy Totsy, Market Place

12pm-7pm Live music at Market Place: Lydia Crosher, John Doggerel and the Bad Poets, Nyle Holihan, Gabe and the Ottermen, Rough Comforts

7pm Vintage Soul Night, Morgan’s Dance Hall, 46 High St

Rebellious Jukebox, Westcoast Bar, King St


11am Solo Acoustic sets, Duke Street

12pm, 3pm Tiger Terry, The Rockahillys play rock n roll, Duke Street

1pm Adamski plays Neowaltz

1pm Paul Messenger’s Gerry Marsden tribute

3pm Electric Beatles, The Parade

3pm Kids’ Evacuee Tea Party, Market Square

7pm Vintage Quiz, Morgan’s, 46 High St

Well aware that the label ‘Grumpy bastard’ is going to be used, allatsea is quite glad to be where he is this weekend.

About allatsea

Sixty year old master-mariner. Absolutely gorgeous. Well wedged.....when compared to a Nairobi street urchin. Sorted, in that I haven't been in court recently. Hopelessly optimistic, terminally disappointed. Good with cats and other fluffy things. No musical talent. Generous to a fault provided it's someone else's round. Political centreist with far right and left viewpoints. A green activist from the hydrocarbon position with nuclear leanings. Averse to avarice but always happy to receive lottery wins, gifts, windfalls, legacies, prizes and wet sloppy kisses.
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