Betjeman, John

Betjeman, John

( 1906 – 1984 )

Place Extract
Birchington It is very likely that it was from here that Betjeman made his excursion to Westgate on Sea, the subject of one of his earliest published poems…
Margate We know from his letters that Betjeman visited Margate in 1929 while staying at nearby Birchington with his convalescing employer…
Westgate-On-Sea It is probable that the future Poet Laureate took a certain degree of poetic licence when writing his poem ‘Westgate on Sea’…