This card from 1920 maybe explains the disappearance of Thanet's piers - the constant assault from visitors leaning against their side rails, obviously that's what done it.
The message is very appropriate too - "we are having a good time and will not want to come home. We are looking out for a job". Sent to an address in Kings Road, Chelsea, it shows that us Down From Londoners are a far from new phenomenon!
See this and the rest of my Ramsgate Comic Seaside Postcards on Flickr. More to come, keep watching!