Monday, 26 February 2018

The Joy of Edwardian Coloured Postcards of Thanet, some thoughts on something or another once I have thought them

 Not a particularly hard day at work today on account of the weather I would imagine, just a few people having fairly long book briowses
This is where West Cliff Hall aka Ramsgate Motor Museum is, but before it was built and opened in 1914 when WW1 broke out.

This the Granville before the end was destroyed in WW2

This one after the Pavilion aka Wetherspoons was built in 1903
 Whoops I am not so good on Margate as this one says 1921 on the postmark, so not strictly speaking Edwardian, George V but not Georgian.
 Ah where was I? Oh yes dealing with my ignorance about Margate, Margate blogger Disabled Don sent me this link which leads to an article saying roughly that antiquarian booksellers are better off with technology.
 I should stress here that I am not an antiquarian bookseller but a general secondhand bookseller who is very much focused on trying to maintain a physical bookshop while using technology to attract people to the bookshop rather than selling books online.
 Hence posting pictures of the books we put out each day and pictures of all the books on the shelves in the bookshop  
 I have a sneak suspicion that while readers may read great authors fairly carefully anything that I wrote online would either be ignored or skimmed over, however pictures are a different matter.
 The text on this 1905 card of Margate, posted in Cambridge is interesting I suppose now Cambridge is much more or a tourist attraction than Margate
I may add to this one if I think more

No comments:

Post a Comment

Please note comments that may be libellous, comments that may be construed as offensive, anonymous derogatory comments about real people, comments baiting internet trolls, comments saying that an anonymous comment was made by a named real person, boring comments and spam comments, comments in CAPs will be deleted. Playground stuff like calling real people by their time stamp or surname alone, referring to groups as gangs, old duffers and so on will result in deletion. Comment that may be construed as offensive to minority groups is not allowed here either, so think before you write it, remember that the internet is a public place, that it is very difficult to be truly anonymous and that everyone who uses it leaves a trail of some sort. Also note the facility to leave anonymous comment will be turned of during periods when I am unable to monitor comment, this will not affect people commenting who are signed on to their blogger accounts. When things are particularly difficult on the commercial spam front I may turn comment moderation on for periods.

If you feel that someone has left a comment that is offensive and directed at you personally please email me (link on the sidebar) asking to have it removed, you will need to tell which post and the date and timestamp of the offending comment. Please do not reply to the offending comment as I will assume you continuing the dialogue as meaning that you want the comments left there.