Friday, 17 September 2010

Great Wall of Ramsgate the pictures of more pictures

A third lot of new pictures have gone up on the great wall of Ramsgate.

Here is the link to the pictures of them

Here is the link to the first lot that went up

And here is the link to the second lot


  1. one of them looks a bit like the TDC view forward plan of the marina.
    Very messy and no structure, very much a bunch of amateurs who don't know what they are doing.
    A bit like the debacle over the museum...oh and the same names pop up there as well what a suprise

  2. As an occasional visitor to Thanet and Ramsgate in particular, I think the display brightens up what would be a rather drab hoarding. Some of the styles may not be to my taste but its a positive step to getting the public at large to take an interest.
    Naive in form maybe but at least its not Far Eastern copy art.

  3. a sign of the Ram & GateSeptember 18, 2010 5:48 pm

    Great to see someone in this town reminding us of our former railway and tunnel, though that is horribly inaccurate :-P

  4. The angle of the tunnel mouth is inaccurate and impossible but then, sometimes, aren't we all.

    I like the pictures. They brighten up the place. They demonstrate that someone cares.

  5. 1.36 is this forward plan available so we can see it on the www of do we have to suffer the delights of the award winning Thanet Gateway?

    Pat M there always seems to be lots of people enjoying the pictures when I go down there, so yes I am with you on this one.

    Rampersand and John, my guess is that the picture is supposed to represent the station in about 1880 based on the loco and long dresses, so if its spot the mistakes, deliberate or not, apart from the bridge being between the bridge supports instead of on top of them, which is just surreal, wrong bandstand, the lift hadn’t been built then, nor had the pavilion.

    Having said that I really like this picture and the only thing I really don’t like about it is that the familiar shape of the cliffs at Deal are not right.

    As much of the local history is based on local pictures drawn before the invention of the photograph, one can see how mistakes can occur.


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