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Thursday, 12 April 2018
Margate ZEN. Old pictures, local history, Lego and stuff
Click on photos to expand, I think this one is probably before WW1 as there are so many bathing machines. I think the bathing machines were related to a mixture of Victorian prudery and the invention of the bathing costume
This is one of several shots of the tram accident 3rd
August 1905, going down Madeira car number 41 jumped the tracks, went over the
cliff and landed 30 feet below. This photo is fairly good on the detail of the
side of what I think is the old Queens Head.
A fairly early one of Ramsgate Pier, part of the Ramsgate Marina development, we publish a book about the pier here is the link which leads on to sample pages
This one says S. E. Road + High St - Princess Louise on the back, I assume here to open the Royal Victoria Pavilion - 1903 off the top of my head
Draper's Mills Margate around 1900
We were out and about buying books today,
So what about the Lego "ZEN" sign in Margate town centre
I've never noticed it before but it looks like it's been there for years.