Sunday, 12 September 2010

Sunday Ramble, Thanet District Council mislay Jews Do.

Event on Margate harbour arm other events held at this venue Margate Market: Sun 12 Sep 2010 12:00 to 16:00. Rare opportunity to take a look inside Margate's Tudor House, thought to date from the early 1500s, and once owned by 'King of Margate', Francis Cobb. With free family entertainment on Saturday.

Individuals and small groups welcome - 35 maximum.

Access opposite the Royal Sea Bathing Hospital; event starts at 10.30.

There is a word for this sort of thing, makes the person who wrote it feel hot and go all red, oh what is it, starts with M, I think. Oh yes embarrassing – thank God for the spell checker.

This is what the council have to say about, The European Day of Jewish Culture and Heritage at Ramsgate and this is the actual program of today’s events.

RAMSGATE Montefiore Synagogue & Mausoleum
Grade II* listed Regency synagogue by first Jewish architect David Mocatta.
Nearby Mausoleum of Sir Moses Montefiore. Honeysuckle Road, Ramsgate,
Kent CT11 8AA. T S 9.30am-2pm Guide on site

RAMSGATE Thanet & District Reform Synagogue
293a Margate Road, Ramsgate, Kent CT12 6TE. D T 11am-3pm. Exhibitions:
Art & Judaism, 25 Years of Reform Judaism in East Kent.

I wonder how the council came to think the, The European Day of Jewish Culture and Heritage is taking place at Ramsgate Harbour, when it is at Thanet & District Reform Synagogue in Margate Road, Ramsgate.

Or how their directions to get there say that “access is from: Honeysuckle Road, Ramsgate CT11 8AA Dumpton Park Drive, Ramsgate CT11 8AD, entrance east of the Montefiore Medical Centre.”

As they also say that his is where Ramsgate Market is held, there may be some congestion somewhere on market day.

All of this would be funny – what am I talking about here it is funny – if it wasn’t that these are the councils directions to potential tourists.
There will be more of this ramble as the day progresses.


  1. Its a pity that once again our very own RTC has significantly failed to get to grips with tourist/cultural events in its own Parish as TDC has proved once and for all that it cannot be trusted to look after Ramsgates interests in isolation.

    But then again the RTC and TDC only looks after developers interests over and above our quality of life interests?

  2. You are talking about TDC who for years in the tourist guide had the local A and E listed as being at Haine Hospital.

  3. And a businesswoman new to Thanet approached Margate museum about joint marketing of historic interest venues to be told "We don't need visitors we get a grant"

    Couldn't make it up could you.

  4. Or the Kent Fire Brigade inspection finding the Ramsgate Maritime museum not in compliance with fire precautions for visitors (after how many years of grant aid to EKMT at about £120,000 per year ?)

  5. I went along to the Montefiore Synagogue and Mausoleum not realising it was closed. But the guy with the keys let us in along with some Jewish people who had made the trip especially. It is a amazing building and we sat chatting to a old lady who told us about her religion and culture. It was very intersting and as they say you learn something new everyday.

  6. TDC couldn't organise a party in brewery, as they are all to busy feathering their own nests or sunning themselves in sevenoaks,maidstone or some such places.
    TDC are an embarassment to anyone who lives in Thanet, its about time some investigators were called in to look at the running of the council.
    It is suprising they got better than poor in any of the audits.


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