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Friday, 24 February 2017
Would you recognise Ramsgate when you got there and a Friday ramble.
This recognising caper is something that isn’t as
easy as you would expect
This is looking up Ramsgate High Street in 1917 from the middle of the town centre where Harbour, Queen King and High Streets meet.
Knowing what’s supposed to be there isn’t much
help either, we publish a street directory for 1915 http://michaelsbookshop.com/catalogue/id329.htm
you could of course come into my bookshop and try to work it all out, however I
have just taken one of the shelf and taken photos of the High Street pages.
even much later this is York Street in 1994, it isn't easy.
the seafront is easier
even when the picture was taken over 100 years ago
and of course it helps when it says what it is on the front
This is one of the boating lake on Ramsgate's Westcliff if you wondered
I do wonder how many get away because they don't say Ramsgate on them.