Tuesday, 20 July 2010

New Beach Hut for Ramsgate

As I suppose most Ramsgate residents are aware that one way or another every last beach hut has been removed from Ramsgate.

Now one has appeared on the east pier facing away from the sea, let me be quite clear here, this isn’t some sort of security hut but one of the standard fairly flimsy beach huts the same as the ones put on pretty much all of the other Thanet beaches apart from the three in Ramsgate.

I am sure someone will suggest that I photoshopped it but no it is really there, click on the picture to enlarge it, it doesn’t look strong enough to survive very long there, so best take the opportunity to observe this particular folly while it is still there.

12 comments:

  1. Will it be used as a ticket office for boat trips or something maybe?

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  2. I guess that's all of TDC's annual budget for Ramsgate leisure facilities used up now.

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  3. visitor information office, the return of the camera obscura, or a portaloo

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  4. Luxury apartment finished on time on sea front.

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  5. rather boringly, hut for security guards whose sole role is to stop thanets yoof from launching themselves into the mud, sorry, harbour.

    Peter, sad but true.

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  6. 16.36 It is facing away from the fish landing quay where the Ramsgate youf myself included have, do and probably always will dive from, there must be some great mind at work here, positioning the hut so that you cant see what it is supposed to be supervising.

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  7. I hope they got listed building consent to park this shed on a Grade II listed structure.

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  8. And - from bitter experience - have properly calculated and installed anchorages for possible wind and wave effects?

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  9. Perhaps if we keep watch on it long enough a new incarnation of Dr Who might appear? Or perhaps it is to compensate Ramsgate for the Turner Centre being built elsewhere?? No expense spared obviously.

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  10. It's the new beginning of the pier cafe. What style!
    I have a feeling that it may also be a charging point to use the pier. Into the harbour with it.

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  11. Its a very similar style hut to the ones we have in Bath for the Christmas market! Maybe its going to sell some seafood!

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  12. Apparently it is the new harbour office for the new commercial manager aka Brian White.
    The current staff are all being relocated to margate before being given the chop.

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