Two new Margate books published today, a reminder here that my bookshop in Ramsgate is closed on Thursdays and as nowhere else has any stock of them rushing over to Ramsgate to buy them is best not done tomorrow.
The books are the Margate Street Directory and the Margate Business and Private Residents Directory, both published with kind permission of Kellys Directories and obviously compiled in 1950.
These directories are the bread and butter of local history, walk one of our towns with the street directory for 1900 or 1950 and you are transported back in time. Accurate listings of all the shops, pubs etc is vital for an understanding of the area. Being able to find the addresses of everyone living in the town then is also very useful.
Both books are available from our website at