Fight!!! Skin girl and punk girl scrapping circa 1987, Kent Hotel, Margate.
A close up of Steve the Jurassic Mod outside the old Margate Magistrates’ Court. There is a story here (with some great pics of mods outside the court) about the 1964 Whitsun bank holiday in Margate and a local museum’s attempt to capture that period in photographs and on film. You can see an interview with Steve here. Definite proof of the concept of ‘hard mods’, some of whom later evolved (or devolved, depending on your opinion) into skinheads, a subculture first seen in numbers in Margate in 1968.
We shall fight them on the beaches: skinheads and mods clash on Margate’s main sands, circa 1980.
Toast in the 1980s and in 2011, outside the West Coast bar in Margate (UK) which regularly hosts skinhead weekenders. You can hear him right now playing Ska on what is the UK’s best and funniest ska and reggae show: Ska Shack. He plays with Lee on there every Thursday 1930-2130 GMT. Enjoy!
Portrait © Iain Aitch.