The One Millionth visitor Susan Lewis with Turner Contemporary Director Victoria Pomery. Photo Manu Palomeque
Last week (29 August) Susan Lewis from Saltwood, ampoule Hythe became the millionth visitor to Turner Contemporary in Margate, Kent.
Lewis, who was accompanied by her husband and friend, wins 20 bottles of English sparkling wine from Kent winery Chapel Down and was congratulated by Turner Contemporary’s Director Victoria Pomery, Trustee Clive Stevens, and Managing Partner Reeves and Neylan Chartered Accountants.
The One Millionth visitor Susan Lewis with husband and friend. Photo Manu Palomeque
Lewis commented: “It is very flattering to be here. We are going to be celebrating our Golden wedding anniversary in October so the extra champagne will definitely come in handy.” Getting a million visits in just over two years exceeds visitor targets and compares with an original forecast total of 300,000 visits estimated prior to the opening of the contemporary arts organization.
Pomery added: “Congratulations to Susan Lewis for being our one millionth visitor. A million visitors is a tremendous landmark for Turner Contemporary and it is brilliant to see the town buzzing once more. The gallery has made a real difference to the local economy and has helped to change perceptions about Margate. There are more new businesses opening in the Old Town and on the High Street. With almost a million new visitors to Margate, the town is beginning to thrive.”