Old Town charm

English seaside resort Margate fared poorly in yesterday’s post – a neglected town of graffiti and misery.

But go past the tawdry amusement arcades and you come to the Old Town, which is small in area but bristling with handsome, sturdy old buildings. There are places to eat, little shops to browse in, and even galleries. It has a feeling of regeneration and life. And a place that has a bustling cupcake shop has really come of age.

It’s a place to explore and led to another discovery. Margate’s most famous daughter is artist Tracey Emin, and a wall is adorned with a piece of street art in homage to her. This leads neatly into the next part of this town’s story, to be published here in the coming days.

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