The Caves close again…

The Caves close again…

… And the future looks bleak. After the site had been compulsorily purchased by Margate Council in 1962, Gardner handed back the lease in the early 1990s, and the site is leased on shorter-term lets. A lack of significant investment over decades leads to poor maintenance of the visitor infrastructure.

As a result, the Caves are closed in 2004 after a Prohibition Notice is issued by the Health & Safety Executive.