What a difference a year makes! The Flamingo Margate


A year ago, I visited Margate and found the place a little sad and depressing. I snapped a picture of The Flamingo arcade, which summed up my impression, that things along the front were in need of some TLC, shall we say. Well – I made a flying visit back to the town this week and I was incredibly impressed with the transformation that James Godden and his team had made to The Flamingo. It truly is spectacular to see the difference the new signage and the paintwork has made.

Margate is an interesting town which is enjoying some new visitors due to the Tate Contemporary gallery which has opened up but it is clear that the Dreamland redevelopment will really put the place on the map. Let’s hope that now that can move on and bring more families back to Margate, which could be one of the treasures on the UK coast once more.

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and after!

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Nice! The Flamingo is an old friend!

Toby N
02/05/2012, 13:20

Its the best arcade in Margate, so many prizes to be won! It’s great!!!

02/05/2012, 16:57

New face lift to the building looks wonderful. Bring back the good old arcades-excellent fun for all the family

24/12/2012, 00:34

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