I think this must date from between 1877 when Granville marina was built and 1879 when construction started on Ramsgate Pier.
Many thanks to Ben for supplying the image.
Travellers or gypsies set up camp in King George VI park in Ramsgate this week here is the Gazette article http://www.thisiskent.co.uk/Traveller-camp-sets-King-George-VI-Park-Ramsgate/story-18803877-detail/story.html#axzz2RVfJzheq
And there is the extraordinary business of the filming of council meetings where councillors appear to have decided that neither The Gazette nor the BBC are accredited media organisations
I was unable to attend this meeting as I have primary school children, so the only way I would have been able to understand what went on was by watching the video.
I guess my first observation about the filming of this meeting is that one of the main agenda items was the Royal Sands Development on the Pleasurama site in Ramsgate and I should have liked to have seen the film of the rest of the meeting.
I suppose the big news of the day is that Transeuropa Ferries have gone into administration, this story started out on Eastcliff Richards’s blog see http://eastcliffrichard.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/transeuropa%20ferries and the latest news article is at http://www.kentonline.co.uk/thanet_extra/news/2013/april/26/transeuropa.aspx
I have mixed feelings about this one, on the negative side we have lost local jobs something we can ill afford, and positive side these were very old ferries that produce a lot of pollution over the town, when the wind was in the wrong direction.
My own feelings are that the council needs to have a considerable review of Port Ramsgate in particularly considering turning it into a water related leisure facility.
My understanding is that in terms of Ramsgate Harbour in recent years the marina has made a considerable profit and the port a considerable loss.
There is also the question of how much Transeuropa owed TDC when they went into administration.
I now come on to the problem of blog comments I think it fair to say that some of the recent comment here and on my Thanet Press Release blog http://thanetpress.blogspot.co.uk/ is both putting me off continuing to publish both blogs and is putting ordinary commentators off from commenting.
I have several distinct types of comment that are pretty much impossible to deal with apart from deleting or spamming them straight away.
If you go back to the blogging situation in Thanet about a year ago, managing comment was easy, if I had a week with 50 blog comments published there were perhaps 10 commercial spam comments that I deleted and occasionally a comment tat fell into the potentially libellous bracket, often I just edited out the potentially libellous bit and published it.
Now for 50 comments actually published I get about 1,000 commercial spam comments about 5 that are potentially libellous or just derogatory towards real people.
Added to this is the new problem of copying comments and other chunks of text and pasting them into the comment form, often with some added and unpleasant content and I have something that is becoming too time consuming to manage.
The newest kid on the block here is John Hamilton who seems to have developed an obsession about Councillor Ian Driver
Anyway this chap says he isn’t anonymous and is commenting under his own name, I could only find one Youtube clip uploaded by someone of the that name with Thanet connections, I wonder if it is the same man.
Incidentally for those of you who don’t know how to copy a youtube video to your commuter in case it suddenly gets deleted by the person who published it, you put ss after the www. bit like this www.ssyoutube.com/watch?v=FmXS6vjhqeE and chose the file type and quality from the links on the right.
A few pictures from this evening, the mobile phone isn’t the best of equipment for night shots, at https://plus.google.com/photos/103118335852639233427/albums/5871257294786881121?banner=pwa and a sketch in The Belgian Café in Ramsgate the art exhibition there at the moment is work by David Revik Holtek and well worth a look at.
I will ramble on here as I get time.