Monday, 17 October 2016

Journeying to Ramsgate on the branch line from Minster in 1863

Skimming through my 1863 travel guide for the SOUTH-EASTERN and the NORTH AND MID-KENT railways, a book that I am considering producing a cheap reprint of, I was struck by the branch line from Minster business.

This is the Ordnance Survey one inch to the mile map for around 1870 so shows the competing London and Chatham Railway which opened around 1863 around the time the guide was produced, so probably wasn’t open when the guide was written.As you see by 1870 Deal had become the branch line.

Anyway here are the Ramsgate pages from the guide

Perhaps I will do the Ramsgate adverts next or perhaps journey on to Margate.

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