CELEBRATING THE QUEEN’S DIAMOND JUBILEE

The bunting is out, cakes baked and beer chilling – let the celebrations begin!

Over the Jubliee holiday Donald McGill’s saucy seaside characters can be found at Margate Museum in the Old Town http://www.margateoldtown.co.uk/ and at BeBeached Café on the Harbour Arm http://www.margateharbourarm.co.uk/.

At around the time of the coronation authorities confiscated and destroyed thousands of British ‘saucy’ seaside postcards in fear of the nation’s moral decline.

Graphic artist, Donald McGill, was charged with breaking the Obscene Publications Act 1857.

The result of these actions had a devastating blow on the saucy seaside postcard industry with several companies being made bankrupt.

These Donald McGill postcard characters are a celebration of our British seaside heritage.

We invite you to strike a pose, take a snap and upload the picture onto the Capture a Seaside Moment Facebook page with your very own saucy (but nice!) caption http://www.facebook.com/pages/Capture-a-seaside-moment/124024597682867.

We’re also looking forward to the arrival of Ace Cafe’s Margate Meltdown Bank Holiday Monday plus live music in the Piazza opposite the harbour http://www.ace-cafe-london.com/.

Happy Holidays!

 

 

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