Become Involved in The Sandgate Society
The group was formed in 1962, primarily to save the old Kent Hotel which faced demolition. After extensive campaigning the pressures of modern development eventually won and the 16th century coaching inn was soon no more.
Since then The Sandgate Society has won many conservation battles but is always mindful of natural progress. Sad to say the old Castle also faced demolition in 1962, but happily is now a well preserved private home.
Conservation is though, just one part of the Society. It can also be used for research via the extensive archives. In addition the social aspect is also important with monthly talks at the Chichester Hall. The annual calendar includes the ever popular Summer Garden Party, participation in the Sea Festival and cheery good fun at the glorious Christmas Meal.
Our historic Headquarters at the Old Fire Station (51 High Street) are open every Saturday morning from 10.00am for coffee and conversation. You are most welcome to join us at all these events. Follow the dates via our Facebook page – naturally called ‘Sandgate Society’. If you have any old photographs and memorabilia, please share them on Facebook, or perhaps donate a copy to the archives.