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The Story of Dreamland

My Dreamland Animation


My Dreamland - behind the scenes

By East Kent College


Collection Dreamland 

 at SEAS Photography. 

The Dreamland Heritage Trust holds a large archive of historic material, including images, ephemera and documentation from the early 1870s through to the present day. Part of the archive has been digitized by SEAS, and a section of it if now accessible via the Dreamland portal on the SEAS website.

About SEAS 

The South East Archive of Seaside Photography (SEAS) is located at Canterbury Christ Church University.  The collection includes Dreamland (commissioned by the Dreamland Trust) and the substantial Sunbeam Photographic Company Archive, the main commercial photographic company that ‘worked’ the Isle of Thanet’s coastline. This latter collection is owned by Thanet District Council.

FilmHere is a selection of footage from Dreamland over the decades, but there is plenty more footage, right up to present day Dreamland, on YouTube.

O Dreamland 1953
Dreaming of Dreamland
A Date with the Sun 1965
Mods and Rockers Clash at Margate 1964
All Go Margate 1970
Chas and Dave ‘Margate’ 198
Fairground Scenes At Margate (1920-1939)


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