Saturday, 29 August 2009

East Kent Critic August 1979

More of The East Kent Critic the radical local newspaper that first started in 1947 and ran until 1948 was restarted in 1963 and ran until 1985.
It was edited by the Labour councillor Derrick Molock and partly funded by the Conservative MP Jonathan Aitken from 1980.

It is a mixture of local history and politics, something akin perhaps to today’s Thanet blogging scene.I have just received permission to reprint it and have most issues from June 1969 to 1985 but am missing many of the earlier issues.
I have just published the whole issue from 30 years ago on the internet click here to read it
If you don’t hear all that much from me over the weekend I am a bit tied up with the family.


  1. I must be getting old I used to go to Quexpo

  2. Plus sa change, plus c'est la meme chose!

  3. Michael there was a hard back book also published called the best of the East Kent Critic. I donated a copy to the Margate Museum.

  4. You too Don, glad its not just me.

    Tony there was indeed I usually have copies for sale in the bookshop for about £10.


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.