It isn’t easy to visualise Margate in Tudor times, bits of information are coalescing, here is an example.
In 1565, it’s easer to quote the Queens Commissioners: “Mergate hath houses 108. Persons lacking proper proper Habitaycyions 8. Boates and other vessels from 1 to 46 tons 10. Persons employed in carrying grain and fishing 60.”
Anyway my mind has temporarily strayed into the history of Margate.
Margate museum also made some sort of impression on me as I hadn’t visited it for some time, hence the pictures of the pictures there
I did distort them a bit to fit in the blog post.
It is also good to hear that despite closing the museums the council has been engaged in a major local history project of its own see http://www.thanet.gov.uk/news/latest-press-releases/crematorium-scanning.aspx?lang=en-gb
Anyway here are the pictures of Margate Museum http://www.michaelsbookshop.com/laptop910a/id9.htm