Monday, 25 July 2011
Turner Contemporary sucsess for Margate
A friend just called in for coffee and we got chatting about Margate Old Town since the Turner opened. He was amazed at how busy the Old Town has become, he wasn't an advocate of the idea of an art gallery before but admits it has made a big difference to Margate. I am so pleased the Turner has drawn the people in and when you look around Margate many of the new shops are reporting good sales so the visitors must be spending a few bob. I know the local hotels seem to be doing OK. my wifes aunt and uncle ended up having to stay at Manston when they visited recently so maybe the whole Island is benefitting from the Turner, all we need is some of the sucsess to rub off onto our football teams and the circle will be complete.