Thursday, 9 May 2013

Margate and the Dead

What with the shelter and so on the dead of Margate in particular should be familiar with the poem that goes:

And what the dead had no speech for, when living,
They can tell you, being dead: the communication
Of the dead is tongued with fire beyond the language of the living.
Here, the intersection of the timeless moment
Is England and nowhere. Never and always.

Theoretically it was my day off today and if not a funeral then a disposal of sorts that eventually culminated in a visit to Margate tip. Appropriately perhaps, next to Margate municipal rubbish disposal site is the Margate people disposal site and I stopped off there for a short walk.

There wasn’t time for a sketch so I took some photos, here is the link. 

If you go there don’t forget to indulge yourself in a moment of inconvenience, and enjoy the Victorian ablutions, I am adamant about this.


  1. Sorry Willam zapped your comment in error

    William Epps
    18:36 (18 minutes ago)

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    William Epps has left a new comment on your post "Margate and the Dead":

    Not the nicest of your picture, Michael, more Hammer Horrors stuff really with creaking lids and all that. Mind you, not sure how such a post really leads on to kids starting school in nappies, especially a triple whammy on the subject, and not really my forté anyway

    1. No probs, Michael, like I said, not really my forté.

    2. Not the first time click here for Ramsgate St George

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  3. The attached article refers to the super rich; SFP must none the less be concerned.

  4. I wish the powers that be would investigate The Wetmore Foundation based in Lichtenstein then we might get somewhere!!

  5. Why would they James, it's just another pointless fairy story your engaging in yet again, I have yet to see you post anything of any relevance whatsoever. It's a shame FORS is being humiliated by you, but at least Driver has slithered back under his stone.

    1. Must have been a mighty big stone then, John.


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