Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Exciting New Prospect For 2008

Seriously, thanks to all you lovely readers for the Christmas and New Year's emails. And thanks for all the tip-offs (as the Rabbi said at his retirement do). I'll be getting round to those in due course.

First up, though, our new, luxury, 12 star Express by Holiday Inn is due to open this month. Boasting 105 bedrooms and handily situated for the Somerfield service station and, er, some fields, many older Thanetians will remember it as The Prospect Inn. Hats off to Geminex, the small chain running the new hotel, for keeping the art deco look and feel of the original building.

The Prospect, and Margate, featured in this 1970s TV sketch by that late, great, dearly departed, bog-eyed comedian Marty Feldman and the sadly missed, lovely John Junkin. Ah, they don't make 'em like that any more!

3 comments:

A wrinkly said...

No computer-generated gimmicks either! A really good laugh! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Nice to see the old Margate jetty before it blew down.

Mitch said...

Fantastic memories so it was used at one time if only as a coach stop? Thanks ECR.