Friday, 2 December 2016
A couple of my favourite Ramsgate experiences supper at Enoteca and the Ramsgate Christmas marina boat owners Christmas lights, I promise to go down to the harbour with a proper camera which is better in low light than a mobile phone camera due to the size of the lens letting more light in.
Here are the books that went out on the shelves in my bookshop today, bibliophiles should click on the link http://michaelsbookshop.blogspot.co.uk/2016/12/the-hoopicopter-in-bookshop.html
Thursday, 1 December 2016
The three graces, grace Margate’s Turner Contemporary, disgraceful crafts in Ramsgate and some pictures of Ramsgate Margate and Broadstairs.
Went to Margate today to look at the new art exhibit “The Three Graces” it was bigger than I expected, despite getting right in the corner with my mobile phone I couldn’t fit it all in, the stuff I took with my mobile phone today, like all the stuff I take with it gets automatically stored online. I’m pretty sure that you wouldn’t want to see the rather boring stuff I took with my mobile today but as it does show the difficulty I had – fitting it in, as it were, here’s the link https://goo.gl/photos/mJoeEN98gXRvApqj7
Knowing something about art I was expecting something more like this representing youf, larfs and wosisname
Or even something a bit more armless, but at least something small enough to get a picture of with mi phone.
Like quite a lot of men of a certain age I have a shed where I go off to play with myself which means I get called upon to odd jobs, and cutting corners – today I found that when installing a lock, if the door jam gets in the way of the router you can lever it up a bit take one handle off the router, slip it under the jam, screw the handle back on and get routing away. Useful info for the aspiring shed man.
Good sunset in Margate this afternoon, tried various photos of it with phone, this is the best I could do.
Wednesday, 30 November 2016
As I guess most readers know this is the tug that is now in Ramsgate Harbour that you can take a tour of in the summer months. I came across this picture of her at work in Gravesend during my daily toil in mybookshop and thought it interesting enough to post here.
Tuesday, 29 November 2016
I received this email from Ben yesterday’
“I haven’t heard of this tunnel – has anybody else?
East Kent Times, 9th March 1962.
WORKMEN UNCOVER A TUNNEL SMUGGLERS MAY HAVE USED
During demolition of the Truro Court Hotel, East Cliff, Ramsgate, three men working on the site uncovered an old tunnel which, they believe, goes down to the cliff face.
David Ralph, Allan Bellis and Frank Bovington took an East Kent Times and Broadstairs Mail reporter into the tunnel, which descends at an acute angle to about 60ft below the surface of Ramsgate. Their journey ended in a room roughly hewn in the chalk. Below that was barbed wire and a brick wall.
Mr, Bellis said he believes the tunnel was used as an air raid shelter by the R.A.F when they used the hotel in World War II. Before that it could have been a smugglers’ entrance from the sea.
Although he has made several inquiries, Mr. Bellis can find no one who knows anything about the tunnels.”
Anyway I don’t know the answer to this one but I thought blog readers would like to know what I have done about it so far.
First I quickly copied all the photos showing the area in the album next to my desk.
They come next and will expand if clicked on
Next as a minor divertion i copied the backs of any with writing on the back
Then I cropped out the bit where Truro Court was
then I found a few few pictures on the internet, here they are
Now my own thoughts. First an embarrassing admission. For years I confused Trove Court in Ramsgate with Truro Court in Ramsgate.
When I dfl’d in around 1965 we bought a guest house “The Kyles” at 29 Augusta road the back entrance of which was right next to the remains of Truro Court Hotel, we used to use this as a short cut from our back gate to Wellington Crescent.
For a very long time when someone said either Trove Court in Ramsgate or Truro Court in Ramsgate I thought they meant our shortcut.
This means my memories of whet people may have said about it are even more muddled than usual.