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Queen Victoria’s Holiday Spot

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Pierremont Hall, Broadstairs, February 2016

Built in 1790 or thereabouts, Pierremont Hall was built to the designs of Samuel Pepys Cockerell, great-grand-nephew of Samuel Pepys the Diarist.  In 1827, the widowed Duchess of Kent and her little daughter Victoria, stayed here for a holiday, paying 25 guineas per week.  The eight year old princess had received a white donkey as a gift from her uncle, the Duke of York, and this little fellow, named ‘Dicky’, came with her and was ridden by her down to the beach.

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aDSC_0636_ppCopyright Debbie Smyth, 14 February 2016

 

 

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    • certainly not anymore! in fact, it now houses council offices and some of the outbuildings weren’t in great repair

      On Mon, Feb 15, 2016 at 3:52 AM, Travel with Intent wrote:

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