Sunday 28 August 2011

Tissot’s Blue Plaque Unveiling in Ramsgate

 This is a case of right place, wrong building as the Royal Albion Hotel where Tissot painted his pictures was demolished in the late 1800s to make way for Madeira Walk.

The pictures of the unveiling are here


  1. Thanks for the pictures Michael.
    Who is the chap in the hat and the baggy suit doing the talking?

  2. John Holyer - that`s Frank Batt.

    Ben K

  3. Sorry to be so obtuse, Michael, but who is Frank Batt?
    (Please don't say the chap in the hat and the baggy suit).

  4. Sorry John I haven’t looked at the internet over the holiday, Frank Batt is vice chairperson of the Ramsgate Society and as such one of the driving forces behind the blue plaque scheme here in Ramsgate.


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.