Thursday, 29 December 2016

Some old Thanet pictures, the January sale in the bookshop and two new old Margate directories.

first the local pictures
 This view of Fort Crescent was the only one that said anything on the back and altough prtetty much illegible is postmarked 1905 pic of back at end of picts
 note the barge top left the peculiar look of the sails is due to the sprit supporting the topsail, the best I can do for a date with this one is pre WW1
 Bathing machines so probably pre WW1 Perkins so probably Margate



 I think this Ramsgate one is 1970s
Two new old Margate directories for 1905

 http://michaelsbookshop.com/catalogue/margate_private_resident_directory_1905.htm

and


if you are lucky enough to have a house in Margate that was there in 1905 then you can now work out who lived in it then. Going for walk with these old directories can take a very long time.

And yes we do have some sort of sale in the bookshop with book prices starting at 5p, although this is the norm rather than the exception. 

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