Project Description

What do you remember about the Billy Goat Man from the 1930s and 1940s?

A gentleman by the name of Curtis, who lived on the corner of Dover Road and Chatham Street Margate, offered rides to children in a gig drawn by a goat on Suttons Beach. The rides would cost one shilling each (10 cents).

He also offered to take photographs for another shilling, and would then develop them on the spot while you waited – Usually taking about 15 minutes.

Did you ever have your photo taken in the Billy Goat Gig?

The Redcliffe Historical Society would like to know your recollections.