The first sixteen page Broadie first appeared in June 2008. We were far from sure how the idea of a magazine for Broadstairs would go down, but after nearly five years we’ve been amazed how well Broadie residents have responded to their own little publication, what has especially been quite astounding is the way in which the mag’ seems to have been taken into your hearts, (And the lack of complaints we’ve had – except maybe a couple of threats of legal action)<!–more–>
At present the magazine runs between 24 -32 pages, but we are open to making it larger depending on how many people would like to contribute, and whether we can use the content that is contributed. We print 5000 copies which are mostly distributed free to homes in the CT10 area, we do however like to switch the areas that get free copies each issue so everyone gets a free one now and again, but fear not, there’s many places to pick up a copy, sometimes for free and sometimes for an excessively reasonable sixty pennies.
We really do enjoy getting new articles, it’s always a joy to read someone elses contribution, however, please don’t be downheatened if we dont use the prose that you’ve lovingly put together, not everything is always suitable, it’s sometimes very possibly libellous and on the occasion we dont believe ‘Broadstairs’ is quite ready to hear what some of you have got to say.
If you ask us why we haven’t used your ramblings we’ll gladly give our reasons and we’ll also suggest ways in which we could perhaps use it with maybe a few changes.
Okay, so we’re not professional journalist (‘Yes it shows’ some have sniffed) but that’s not what we’re about. It’s a community thing and we’re very proud to be part of your and our community.
There’s a few issues missing on the downloadable ‘Back Issues’ section. However we are working on getting them all together and publishing them for your perusal.
At the mo’ the font on the covers on some of the issues all looks a bit wafty. It’s okay, it’s not actually like that when you download it, we’re not 100% sure why its gone a bit skewy but we suspect someone will tell us.