A new series of digital plaques revealing Thanet’s historical tales have been installed across the isle
The plaques give a snippet of information and invite people to enter a code to learn more about that location and details of a historical figure and/or films, audio and images before discovering more locations associated with the plaque
The Digital Interpretation Plaques have been developed as part of the Coastal Community funded Discover Thanet Coast’s Project.
Thanet council tourism staff, town councils, isle groups and societies have helped with the project including providing valuable stories, photographs, film and more.
Find the plaques:
St Mildred’s Bay – Telling the story of the Royal Air Service Station and development of Manston airfield
Nayland Rock Shelter – Telling the story of TS Eliot writing part of ‘The Waste Land’ here
Turner’s Margate – The story of Turner and his love of Margate
Margate Lido – Explore sea bathing and the grandeur of the former Lido site
Joss Bay -Smuggling tales, including that of Joss Snelling
Dickens’ Broadstairs – Dickens’ connection to his favourite holiday destination
Italianate Glasshouse – Explore the story behind the Greenhouse, why it’s there and the fabulous blooming agave
Viking Ship ‘Hugin’ – Communicating the story of the ship
Minster Abbey – The story of the Abbey