Pegwell Lodge After the Second World War

Bryan Moyler wrote to us with lots of interesting bits of trivia and some interesting photos of William Garrow’s former home. These pictures date from the 1950s and show better than any others we on the website to date the kind of splendour Garrow enjoyed in his cliff-top position (obviously you have to see past the caravans – but the sheer number does somewhat emphasise the size of the plot and in such a prime situation).

‘I lived at Pegwell lodge from 1951 to 1966. The house was derelict after the army left in 1945 (?). Mr father (Albert Moyler) took on a 7-year lease from Ramsgate B.C. at £500 per annum in 1951 (the photo – taken in 1952 – shows the shop on the left, bar in the centre, ballroom extreme right). He started the caravans in 1951….. holidays were very simple all those years ago.

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