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Underground Thanet

The Friends of the Shell Grotto present, UNDERGROUND THANET

An illustrated talk by Rod LeGear


Thursday 8 November, 7pm, £4

Walpole Bay Hotel, Fifth Avenue, Cliftonville


All proceeds to The Friends of Margate Caves


Fundraising raffle.

This Friday evening, Madam Popoffs Vintage in Margate is hosting a Soiree. A chance to do some late night shopping and have fun. There will be a hair stylist / make up artist and nail bar along with wine and nibbles.

In aid of the Friends of the Margate Caves, there will also be a raffle. Prizes include:

£20 voucher for Madam Popoff
Flowers from Black Iris Floristry
£10 gift voucher for the Shell Grotto
A discount voucher from the Old Woman’s Make Lounge
Vintage cardi from Breuer & Dawson

Grab the latest edition of Bygone Kent.

Brilliant article on the Margate Caves in the latest edition of Bygone Kent magazine, written by our very own Rod LeGear.


A mention for the Caves in the Observer.


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