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Personally I find all these old photos fascinating...I didn't know that Thanet ever had a coal mine (is Chislet in Thanet? I thought it was just across 'the border').
My father worked at this coal mine for many years in the 40s 50s and 60s. Of corse he succumbed to coal dust in lungs
Of course, if the likes of Mr Child had been around then, they would not have been allowed to mine coal, cos it pollutes the atmosphere, and contaminates the water supply!!!!!!
19.18 Ah, coal polluting the water, are you perhaps referring to here to the pollution of Pegwell bay an international significant wetland, where the hoverport was built on foundations made of coal slag that is now leaching carcinogenic benzenes into the water, yes I suppose it’s a pity I hadn’t been around to try and stop that. Peter it's very nearly in Thanet, it was once on the opposite shore of the Wansum, I am glad you are enjoying the old photographs, there will be more later today.21.16 you could try Peter’s website, you may find it less boring I was pleasantly surprised that it wasn’t terribly pink.19.18 & 21.16 I would refer you to Terry Pratchett’s comments on multiple exclamation marks, however I do not wish to appear rude.
But, and no disrespect is intended, Terry Pratchett does have altzhiemers, and therefore may not be the worlds greatest reference source on the use of english
16.30 True but he didn’t when he wrote Masquerade
My Grandfather worked here until his death in 1966 his name was Robert Keen
Comments, since I started writing this blog in 2007 the way the internet works has changed a lot, comments and dialogue here were once viable in an open and anonymous sense. Now if you comment here I will only allow the comment if it seems to make sense and be related to what the post is about. I link the majority of my posts to the main local Facebook groups and to my Facebook account, “Michael Child” I guess the main Ramsgate Facebook group is We Love Ramsgate. For the most part the comments and dialogue related to the posts here goes on there. As for the rest of it, well this blog handles images better than Facebook, which is why I don’t post directly to my Facebook account, although if I take a lot of photos I am so lazy that I paste them directly from my camera card to my bookshop website and put a link on this blog.