Wednesday, 18 June 2008

Ramsgate Inner Harbour basin drained in 1912


This is the last of the series of pictures I bought last Sunday, that show work to the harbour.

The writing on it is fairly damaged but I think it deciphers to: showing berth (dry) in which the S “Saxon Queen” grounded on March. 4th 1912 – taken on the day of the Survey 20-3-12

I have examined the notice you can see in the picture with a glass, and it is revealed as saying:

RAMSGATE HARBOUR
CAUTION!
THE ABOVE WHITE TILES IN THE QUAY WALL
MARK THE END OF THIS SLIPWAY
IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN TO HAVE VESSELS IN
OR PLACE THEM IN ANY WAY OVER THIS SLIPWAY
THAT IS TO THE EASWARD OF THIS NOTICE
H. E. INSKIP.
Harbour Master


If you chose to interpret the capital letters as shouting then Mr Inskip is shouting over the distance of a hundred years.

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