Wednesday 24 December 2008

Happy Christmas

One of our best selling books about Ramsgate this Christmas has been John Huddelstone’s 400 Facts and Curiosities of Ramsgate. It was originally published in 1932 click here for the text from the book, a small Christmas present to readers of the blog.

I have been trying to find local Christmas curiosities I have only managed to come up with the following so far.

Here in Thanet there used to be a tradition of people dressing up at Christmas, 1828 a young woman was so frightened on seeing a man dressed as a bear that she died.

Some Ramsgate Carnival pictures turned up today click here to look at them.
Click here for pictures of this years carnival
Click here for 1968 and 1969 carnival.

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