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Margate from the Parade

Margate from the Parade

Engraver: Hill, J

Medium: Aquatint, coloured

Date: 1808

Shelfmark: Ktop XVII

Item number: 4-e

Genre: Topographical Print

Margate became a popular resort for the English nobility in the late 18th century. Fashionable people came to follow the new trend of sea-bathing as a health restorative. These tourists generally preferred to stay in houses built inland for the parade. Margate Pier was rebuilt in 1789 but later damaged by a storm. The harbour was not fully developed until it was renovated by John Rennie in 1810.

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