Although there isn’t much point in learning about where you family lived in Thanet in 1900 unless you have read some of the books about Thanet in 1900, rather in the same way as there isn’t much point in knowing that Granddad was a costerman if you don’t know what type of apple costards are, there comes a point when some of us want to know the place in that other country sometimes called the past.
Anyway here in my bookshop some of the people who work here have been engaged in the business of turning frail and tattered Thanet directories into usable booklets that list local residents for that time.
We have grouped the local directories on our website at http://www.michaelsbookshop.com/catalogue/ramsgate_and_st_lawrence_private_residents_and_businiess_directory_1900.htm
Alternatively you can come to my bookshop in Ramsgate to do your browsing and buying.
The last trading hour in bookshops just after the clocks change to GMT is usually very quiet as customers internal bookshopping clocks adjust, so there was some irony in putting out Eugen Ruge’s “In Time of Fading Light” away today, see http://michaelsbookshop.blogspot.co.uk/2016/10/in-times-of-fading-light-in-bookshop.html