2007

TR3571 : Margate: The Winter Gardens

taken 17 years ago, near to Margate, Kent, England

Margate: The Winter Gardens
Margate: The Winter Gardens
The Winter Gardens, comprising a pavilion, concert hall and amphitheatre, were constructed under the control of Margate Town Council and the Chamber of Commerce and claim to be the first large scale municipal built and operated public entertainment facilities in the country. Finding a site proved a problem until a decision was made to construct the building in an artificial hollow on Fort Green. The structure had to be no higher than ground level because of restrictive covenants and rights of light secured by the surrounding houses along Fort Crescent overlooking the green. The building, which cost 26,000, was opened to the public on 3 August 1911. The Winter Gardens' website is here LinkExternal link (Archive LinkExternal link )

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Category: Theatre
This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · Town [30] · Winter Gardens [13] · Fort Crescent [6] · Open to the Public [3] ·
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TR3571, 534 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
Nigel Cox   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Thursday, 7 June, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 9 June, 2007
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TR 356 713 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:23.5077N 1:23.1075E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TR 356 713
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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Image classification(about): Geograph (Fourth Visitor for TR3571)
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