Saturday, 14 December 2013

Large scale maps of Ramsgate local history Christmas presents for the longer stocking.

I have just finished the 1872 map of Ramsgate and now have it tubed and for sale in two sizes 36 X 39½ inches selling at £9.99 and 42 X 48 inches selling at £14.99, this is definitely a present for the longer stocking as the shortest of the tubes is three feet long, a yard of map.

The local history books that I publish are selling well this Christmas both directly from my bookshop and from my website http://www.michaelsbookshop.com/catalogue/ although I am afraid to say I haven’t resolved the problems related to posting the maps, so if you want any of these you will have to come directly to the shop.

Eventually I will order some postal cardboard tubes and work something out, with the 1822 map selling for £6.99 and the 1849 one for £9.99 and the dimensions making the cost of posting them very expensive I don’t really have the answer at the moment as the p&p cost is around £6.50.


The sizes of the other maps are the 1822 map 36 X 30 inches and the 1849 map 36 X 31 inches.

20 comments:

  1. Shame the 1872 doesnt show the left of Grange Road as Steinschenau House should be there up what is now Edith Road

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  2. Anyone want to review the 1872 map for Thanet Watch? Reviews of maps are rare, but well worth doing as they tell you lots about a place...

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    1. I'd happily do it...in conjunction with my pet archaeologist, Mark Samuel!

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  3. Barry,

    The area to the left of grange road is too far out of town to be covered by the 1:500 town plans - and instead appears.in the 1:2500 county series.

    Steinschaenau is shown on the 187? map, at the end of Southwood and Edith Roads. The building also appears on the 1881 and 1896 OS maps, but by the 1907 map it's gone and the the site has started to be re-developed.

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  4. Gerald I am trying to find out when the building was put up by Christopher Haedy. I have the local history of the site and have most of the history of the family however the only picture of the building that exists is in a drawing by Pugin who died in 1852. There is some question as to whether the building portrayed was Southwood House or Steinschaenau house.

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  5. 18-72-1972 a hundred years of successful development. 1973 onwards decline?

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  6. looks like ECR has gone commercial

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    1. I wish I'd had the sense to sell my old nakedinthanet.com site when someone offered me quite a lot of money for it 2 or 3 years ago. Instead I just didn't renew it (check the link to see what happened!). I do still have my blog though...

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    2. Peter,

      Seems the Japs have caught you napping. But I expect you already know that you could buy a new domain such as 'stillnakedin thanet' or 'thanetnaked', etc. Good lucj with the blog revamp.

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    3. Barry,

      This is interesting. I'm keen to see what the new owners will do with TG and other anons about 0% salaries, jailing TDC, Manston, pollution, etc, etc.

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    4. I periodically get emails either offering to buy one of my websites or offering money to advertise on them, I take the view that these are likely to be scams and spam the emails.

      A google of "Angloway media" suggests it could be a bit of a SFP I guess a good starting point for them would be buying http://www.anglowaymedia.com/ and registering with Companies House.

      On the whole I would say any correspondence offering you money may be too good to be true.

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    5. John, it is strongly rumoured they paid extra money for TG and they want to buy the movie rights to Rick's gun range story.

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    6. Have you noticed that Hammy disappeared the same time ECR decided to quit? There's another one for the conspiracy theorists!

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    7. Last time ECR decided to quit, the Grim Reaper started up and then stopped again when ECR reappeared. Which raises the question, is everyone really ECR?

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    8. Thank you John. Looks like I've a busy 2014 ahead, looking forward to it too!

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    9. Peter,

      I agree. Creating websites is fun. I've had a thought; you could try for a domain 'TDCNakedInThanet' then every time someone Googles TDC you will be among the searches - great fun.

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    10. Peter,

      I have just checked and the Domain name 'nakedinthanet.co.uk' & 'nakedinthanet.me.uk' are available for £23.48 pa, each. [Thinks, I should have bought them and flogged them to Peter at a profit].

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  7. Off-topic I know but is filming now allowed at TDC? is it allowed at BTC and RTC? No councillor should stand for election if they vote against filming again. Do they still have the closed shop elections for Mayor rather than public elections?

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  8. We need people like The Fonz in Ramsgate, he'd support the expansion of Manston Airport: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-25428910

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