Saturday, 27 February 2010

Pleasurama drain and the old harbour wall.

As you can see from the picture the chaps laying the pipe for the Pleasurama developments roof rainwater drainage along Harbour Parade have run into some well-dressed masonry.
From its position relative to the obelisk and older buildings this appears to be a continuation of the harbour wall running behind the stone yard where the pavilion now stands.
The detail is from the 1849 map of Ramsgate click on the link to view the rest of the map http://www.michaelsbookshop.com/map1849/

3 comments:

  1. As someone who enjoys the photos of your morning walkabouts and the old views of Ramsgate. I noticed your recent digital photos are showing a date / time tag of February 2006 which might lead to confusion for future generations if the photos get detached from the original post.
    Just an observation & not meant as a criticism.

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  2. I'm not surprised to see that it was so well built, there wasn't quick drying concrete of Tarmac around in those days.
    Is the roof garden still part of the design for the flats? If it is then perhaps they should be harvesting the rain water & pumping it back up to the roof.
    If the garden is no longer on the drawing board, wouldn't it have been easy to lay the drain from the far end of the development under the kiosk into the sea?
    Frank Batt

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  3. Thats an impressive piece of masonry down that hole Michael, I was in Ramsgate today so took a look at it. The man with the concrete breaker asked if I'd heard about it from Michael at the bookshop! All very amiable about it I hasten to add.

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