Margate Exodus

Posted on November 19th, 2007 at 5:07 pm

No, not the current activity that many people on the Millmead Estate are doing. It’s a new film being shown on Channel Four tonight. I come from around there so I’m looking forward to seeing how they handle this in Margate:

“Pharaoh has found the perfect solution for the Promised Land. All the unwanted elements of society – asylum seekers and economic refugees, the long term unemployed, sexual deviants, substance abusers, petty criminals and ethnic minorities – are forced to live in Dreamland, a shanty town built on the site of a disused funfair.”

Margate Exodus

Not a work of fiction then.

I tried to get a job at Dreamland when I was 15 but had no luck, they weren’t that desperate. Luckily the Palace Pier had me when I came to Brighton so I could finally realise my ambition of being a true-to-life Carnie.

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