Margate, Kent, England, UK

Demolished 1990

The Disappointed Tourist: Sundeck, Ellen Harvey, 2021. Oil and acrylic on Gessoboard, 18 x 24″ (46 x 61 cm). Photograph: Etienne Frossard.

Childhood memories. Brian F.

The Marine Bathing Pavilion or Sundeck, as it was locally known, was an open-air swimming pool and amusement center featuring a penny arcade, bingo area and café. It was demolished in 1990 and the site is now used by street food merchants. The painting is based on a photograph from the 1970s posted on Pinterest labelled MLFH.