Monday, 31 October 2016

Back in the world of where in Ramsgate Margate or Broadstairs did granny live the new old directory project is now producing new local publications, plus four old views of Ramsgate.

Although there isn’t much point in learning about where you family lived in Thanet in 1900 unless you have read some of the books about Thanet in 1900, rather in the same way as there isn’t much point in knowing that Granddad was a costerman if you don’t know what type of apple costards are, there comes a point when some of us want to know the place in that other country sometimes called the past.

Anyway here in my bookshop some of the people who work here have been engaged in the business of turning frail and tattered Thanet directories into usable booklets that list local residents for that time.

Alternatively you can come to my bookshop in Ramsgate to do your browsing and buying.

If however you have developed serious inertia here are four old postcards of Ramsgate which you may be able to click on and expand.

The last trading hour in bookshops just after the clocks change to GMT is usually very quiet as customers internal bookshopping clocks adjust, so there was some irony in putting out Eugen Ruge’s “In Time of Fading Light” away today, see

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