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Margate was recorded as "Meregate" in 1264 and as "Margate" in 1299, but the spelling continued to vary into modern times. The name is thought to refer to a pool gate or gap in a cliff where pools of water are found, often allowing swimmers to jump in.

The town's history is tied closely to the sea and it has a proud maritime tradition. Margate was a "limb" of Dover in the ancient confederation of the Cinque ports. It was added to the confederation in the 15th century.

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14th Apr8.30pmSmiths Indie NightOlbys Soul CaféMargate Music Kids Entertainment
27th Apr7.30pmSilver's SpectacularTheatre Royal MargateMargate Entertainment
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