Saturday, 31 July 2010

Thanet at War a 1940s Weekend Today and Tomorrow Government Acre Ramsgate

Update here are some pictures of taken there today, click on the links below for them

Sorry I am late posting about this one, I didn’t get the poster to put in the shop and have only just remembered.
The council have put it up but unfortunately the poster is scanned in so small that it is difficult to read, here is the link anyway
Once again the council have failed us very badly on the internet publicity front, although they have put up an events section on the Thanet District Council website homepage, this event doesn’t appear there, see
As for trying to find it on the council’s tourism website at well all you can say is that it is there if you can find it.
This is an area where people, blog, readers, my friends and family, seem to have trouble understanding what I am talking about. My answer to this is, ok you know that it is there and appreciate that what I assume the council’s intention here is, is to get tourists who don’t know that the event is even on to find it, start from the council’s homepage and try and find the event.
I don’t think there are any grounds here for forcing the council to publicise it on grounds of political incorrectness as I did last week with Thanet Pride either.
The pictures are all of Ramsgate bomb damage during the war, click on them to enlarge.


  1. Can't be that bad publicity, myself and other people from Dover attended today

  2. Would not have known about it but for this blogspot. Hardly in the same league, publicity wise, as Folk Week!

  3. Hey Jeremy I wondered where you had got to and have just updated the link to you, bit of a maze to get there from your blogger profile.

    18.54 I couldn’t even fid the poster for the online large enough to read, you must have done better than me.

    9.26 the council’s website homepage is promoting the following events today:

    St. Laurence Church Fair - 7 August 2010Millmead Childrens Centre Surestart Summer Fete - 17 August 2010Lions Fete at Victoria GardensNational Blood Service - Birchington Village Centre AssociationQuiz Night24th Annual Model Ships RallyWalk On The WildsideMurderers Magicians Madmen & MonarchsMacmillan Cancer Support- 'World's Biggest Coffee Morning!'Band Concert
    Makes you wonder just what they are up to.

  4. I'm trying to find a photo, taken by Saul Lees at this event.
    Pic in question shows three people, 1 guy,(me) and 2 gals, all in 'kit'.

    Interesting info here, as a non kentish man its always interesting to read of other towns wwii history.


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