Sunday, 7 September 2008

Ramsgate in the clockwork of the synagogue

Last time I visited the Montefiore Synagogue in Ramsgate I rather stupidly failed to find the works and the bells of the clock, so this time I was determined to photograph them.


  1. My first visit today, which was, brief to say the least.

    Its a pity that the Synagogue is hidden away, still worth a visit.

    Next time its open I'll check the opening times.

  2. Yes Tony it’s a shame that the synagogue isn’t open more often, I believe there have been some changes in the way the Montefiore trust is run with less local participation, it looks like the trust pay for a security firm to open it for the minimum time they can get away with. This really isn’t in what would appear to have been the spirit of Montefiore who was considerably involved with Ramsgate and Ramsgate people both Jew and gentile.


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.