Supporters Club van 1963
Supporters Club Van 1963

Above: Two great photographs showing a van decked out by Margate's Supporters Club to celebrate the club's achievements during the 1962/63 season. Margate won the Southern League Division One title, the Kent Senior Shield and the Kent Floodlight Cup and all three trophies are in the pictures. In the top photo the man in the white shirt with braces is Eddie Davis and next door to him with a short-sleeved shirt and rosette is Eddie Rogers whose son Brian kindly supplied these, and many other pictures. The man on top of the van is Eric Ward and the person in the dark blazer on the right is unknown. The schoolboy in the pics is Tim Davis, son of Eddie Davis. I think the photos may have been taken somewhere on the seafront at Westbrook and I wonder if the van might been prepared for the Margate Carnival parade although that's just a guess.