Sunbeam Images of Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate
The Sunbeam Photographic Company, formed just before the First World War, was the dominant commercial photographic company that ‘worked’ the Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate coast until its closure in 1975
The remarkable images of the Sunbeam Collection have been digitally archived as part of the SEAS (South East Archive of Seaside) Photography project by Canterbury Christ Church University with assistance from the Heritage Lottery fund.
The archive is located at the Broadstairs Campus of Canterbury Christ Church University where staff, volunteers and students undertake research into seaside photographic practices, communities and cultures.
You can see a restored Sunbeam donkey, which appears in many of the pictures at Margate Museum and a selection of images taken
Below are some examples of their work. The full archive can be seen on the SEAS Photography website www.seasphotography.org.uk
Images - Sunbeam Collection © Thanet District Council 2016
Scenic Railway Dreamland Margate Harbour Pelosis’ Ice Cream Parlour
Viking Bay Botany Bay
Ramsgate Bathing Pool Ramsgate Seafront