Category Archives: History

Enbrook Estate Display At Sandgate Library

This fascinating display about Enbrook Estate, now at Sandgate Library, traces the history of the Enbrook Estate from a private residence and grounds in the 1800s to a Star & Garter Home, Police Training College, and now SAGA office and … Continue reading

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The Sandgate Railway – from departure to demise.

The Railway Mania in the mid 1800s was a classic bubble. Middle-class money was thrilled to be part of this huge social enterprise. From 1843 to 1846 hundreds of companies were formed with shares duly issued in anticipation of the … Continue reading

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Sandgate Walking Tours

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Tales From The Archives: Pubs, Pubs, Hotels & Breweries!

As the village’s public houses start to reopen it’s an opportune time to look back at Sandgate’s long history of drinking!   There have been over the years many pubs, clubs and hotels in Sandgate in fact at one time it … Continue reading

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H G Wells & Spade House

As you are aware the special exhibition planned by the Sandgate Society Archive Team for 21 November 2020 sadly did not materialise due to the pandemic we are going through.  It is also looking increasingly unlikely that 2021 will not … Continue reading

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Sandgate Post Office and other stories

HISTORY OF THE EARLY POST OFFICE IN SANDGATE These notes are part of a lengthy study of the early postal history of Sandgate gathered from the Royal Mail Archive and local historical secondary sources.      A receiver at Sandgate is … Continue reading

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Sandgate Society – Latest Tales

For the latest in a series of historical tales about Sandgate village follow this link This month ‘Sea Rescues’ https://sandgatesociety.com/archives/

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