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South East Archive of Seaside Photography

South East Archive of Seaside Photography

The Sunbeam Photo Company was one of the biggest photographic companies in the country. 
Thousands of pictures were taken by an army of photographers of holiday makers on the beaches of Westgate Margate, Broadstairs Ramsgate, Herne Bay, Folkestone and beyond 
Many remember the company, it was said that no home in Britain failed to have a Sunbeam Photo somewhere, in family albums and archives.
Not only that; Sunbeam employed a staff of photographers in the commercial department that was to record many functions, scenes of the area and photographs for publicity of the area.
Several of its employees went on to start their own very successful businesses.
Many remember the man with the movie camera on the Pathe News films at cinemas all over the country, Terry Ashwood, previously a Sunbeam man, Chris Fright a legend in his life time to those hordes of visitors in Margate's Hey day.and Many more,Peter Nesbit,Ben May, Leo Ingham, Harry White, Roger Allen, Roy Capel, Don Fraser.