Thursday, 18 April 2019

Thanet pictures from a 1940s guide and stuff

 Bookshopping in Canterbury today, the star buy being the guide these pictures come from, at the moment I am basing the date on the Bounty sailing ship being in Ramsgate Harbour

This was an iron hulled barquentine rigged (three masts, square sails at the front and triangular ones at the back) sailing ship built in Sunderland in 1875.

She made at least two voyages to Auckland in the 1870s was dismasted in a hurricane in the 1880s sailed to New Zealand in the 1890s.

Had some sort of life in Finland and Norway in the early 1900s

Converted into a floating restaurant which operated in Ramsgate from 1946 to about 1951

She was broken up in 1952

With this sort of guide the pictures have poor quality reproduction and tend to be very ordinary views, but the do help with dating other pictures and sometimes with their context too.

I am still contributing to the comments on Councillor Paul Messenger's post in Facebook

Here is the link to it

I am finding it an interesting one and if you are interested in the future of Manston, the forthcoming council elections etc it is worth reading. 

I will carry on writing this ramble further down.

I took several Canterbury Watercolour sketches in progress with me, I find I have to do this as being able to carry on with a sketch is dependent on getting a seat I had previously, I did a bit more to this one.

Our internet connection seems to be a bit weak and intermittent at the moment so I have been using my phone to comment and write the blog a fair amount, apologies for any errors using the smaller screen.

In my usual way I took a camera to Canterbury today and am publishing the whole content of the camera card to the internet, as I usually do

Here is the link to today's photos 

The bookshop is closed tomorrow, because it's a Bank Holiday


Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Old St. Peter's Broadstairs pictures, Manston and the local elections, Bookshop Easter closing times

Red Arrows, Russian Roulette, Manston Summer 1968, this picture is from one of the local books I publish this the link to it

The reason for the Manston DCO part of the post is that I have been commenting on Paul Joseph Messenger's Facebook post about it, here is the link to the post He is one of Ramsgate's County Councillors and standing in the District Council elections.

About a year ago RiverOak RSP who have applied to get the government to compulsorily purchase the Manston site using a DCO published a non technical summery of their plans here is the link to it although the link to it is still on their website I can't get it to open from there. I wouldn't read much into that as they don't seem to have much webwriting acumen, so it vanishing at the moment is most likely an itc glitch, rather than them deleting something they wish the hadn't written. 

The bit of the Non Technical Summery that concerned me the most was 1.1.108 “There is health evidence drawn from the scientific literature that allows potential impacts on mortality and rates of certain diseases due to changes in noise and air pollutant exposure to be predicted quantitatively (in numerical terms). The scientific evidence shows that, depending on the level of noise or air pollution concentration, these may affect diseases of the heart, lungs and circulation system, mental health and wellbeing, and the overall risk of premature death.”

While I admire people who will put their lives on the lines for what they believe in, since I read this I have been trying to find out the number of people involved and the reduction in health and life expectancy associated with having an airfreight hub at Manston.

Work wise Michael's Bookshop in Ramsgate closes on Sundays, Thursdays and bank holidays, so this Easter we are closed tomorrow Thursday, bank holiday Good Friday, open on Saterday and then closed on Sunday and bank holiday Monday.

Next up are a group of three old photos of St. Peters, which is the medieval village that Broadstairs developed from, so sort of part of each other.

Date wise I would think early 1900s, any help with this from people who really know St Peter's appreciated.

Ramsgate Art Group at York Street Gallery in Ramsgate

Exhibition runs 18 to 24 April

Tuesday, 16 April 2019

Thanet pictures click to expand

All local history books put out in the bookshop today here is the link to the photos of them

I've just got back from supper and a drink

A bit more done to my watercolour sketch in Wetherspoons Ramsgate aka the Royal Victoria Pavilion I took two batches of photos so two links, one lot taken with Nikon Camera and uploaded with smartphone in the pavilion 
Link to today's photos

The other lot taken with the same camera and uploaded at home with laptop

Link 2 to today's photos
All the Ramsgate prints are Henry Moses and around 1815 the map at the top is the same date a shews where the sketches for the prints were drawn