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Margate

(mär`gĭt), city (1991 pop. 53,137), in the Isle of Thanet, Kent, SE England. It is a seaport with light industries and, since the late 18th cent., a popular resort, especially for Londoners. Of interest is the Church of St. John the Baptist (partly Norman). Steamer service from London functions in the summer.

Margate

a town and resort in SE England, in E Kent on the Isle of Thanet. Pop.: 58 465 (2001)
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Margate Pier is one of eight works by Turner in the bequest to the Courtauld Institute of 51 British watercolours from the collection of Dorothy Scharf.
The story follows lifelong pals Ray (Bob Hoskins), Lenny (David Hemmings) and Vic (Tom Courtenay) en route to Margate pier, where they hope to scatter the ashes of best friend Jack (Michael Caine).
While Amis's work culminates with the death of one of them, this film begins when the son of a deceased member joins the surviving three to scatter his ashes off Margate pier.