Thursday, 30 March 2017

Old pictures, Yarrow Broadstairs, Tram Accident Ramsgate, Building Arlington in Margate and a better view of our Cathedral, some sort of ramble.





So [Thanet College] East Kent College’s Yarrow Hotel when it was The Yarrow Hospital for Children.




The tram accident Bellevue Road Ramsgate




Building Arlington House Margate and Dreamland Cinema 


My bookshop was closed today as it’s Thursday and my book buying mission to Herne Bay and Canterbury was all done midday, as I am filling my sketchbook up with watercolours of the cathedral, I thought I ought to find a decent view of most of the outside of it.


Back in the 1960s when I was learning to be a mechanic, I used to go into Canterbury almost every time I downed my tool. If you sat outside McDonald’s – metaphorically as McDonalds hadn’t been invented here/then – you got this luverly/bootiful view of Canterbury Cathedral. Well back then it was called Durovernum Cantiacorum Cathedra.

Now of course I have passed thought the various middle ages and lots of mediaeval buildings have appeared in Cantwareburh sorry slip of the wosisname there, Canterbury. While I am sure that in principle it’s good idea, they don’t arf block out the view of the cathedral.


Then I thought of Canterbury’s famous Chris


Behold the view.  Oh and the view of our latest books too http://michaelsbookshop.blogspot.co.uk/2017/03/those-dirty-miners-in-bookshop.html

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