Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Ramsgate’s Blue Plaque Scheme

The Ramsgate Society has received a grant from KCC to put up blue plaques on buildings in the town to commemorate their association with famous people.

Click on the link for the first draft of who they think should be included and which buildings should have the plaques on them.

http://www.michaelsbookshop.com/Blogpicts1210/id3.htm

I gather that at this stage they are collecting ideas and comments. So if any of you have any ideas click on the comments link underneath and I will pass them on.

13 comments:

  1. Can't pop over and look -

    Is there a Van Gogh plaque in Spencer Square?
    Is there a Queen Victoria plaque on Townley House or perhaps on Eastcliff Lodge?
    Should there be a Charles Dickens one somewhere?
    Should there be/Is there a Sir Moses Montefiore one somewhere?
    I seem to recall Jane Austen may have stayed in Ramsgate at some point too.
    Oh, and how about a Julio Iglesias one next to the entrance to the late Regency Hotel...?

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  2. I lived in Ramsgate once will I get a plaque commemorating the fact?

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  3. There will have to be a Jimmy Godden and a Frank Thorley somewhere !!

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  4. Or another alternative series of plaques entitled "Buildings or pieces of land left to rot by Thanet District Council" There are so many the funding would not last long!

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  5. Jimmy's plaque better be made of asbestos

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  6. hattie jaques lived in grange road

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  7. 17.04 did she live in the wide part or on the roundabout?

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  8. somewhere between the corner of vale rd and the deville

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  9. John Le Mesurier lived in ramsgate

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  10. Nothing to do with Plaques but does anyone know what is happening to the maritime museum building.
    I asked TDC and they refused to give me any information

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  11. 11.40 I am on to it again, it is pretty hard to imagine that TDC would want to obstruct keeping the museum open but it does seem like that.

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  12. From what i heard tdc withdrew funding from the old museum trust who then paid the steam museum trust someing in the region of £200K and transferred all the exhibits to them. tdc then said they would support the steam museum trust and give them the clock house for 100 years all seems to be a bit like double dutch to me, or i suppose one could say typical tdc.

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