Tuesday, 22 November 2016

The petrified haystack of Ramsgate

The local adults reading this will probably know what Charles Dickens said about Holy Trinity Church in Broadstairs, but for any children reading this it was "we have a church, a hideous temple of flint, like a petrified haystack." This was in around 1850 and I think Dickens wasn’t too keen on the napped flint, the church dates from about 1820 so would have been a modern building. I guess a bit like the people who say Turner Contemporary a shed.

Well now Ramsgate’s Pav looks like a petrified haystack, hideous though? I’m not quite sure, more of a photo opportunity I can’t think anyone would want to look at the rest of the photos on my phone taken when I went out this morning but here’s the link https://goo.gl/photos/L7EMnFDpqMhu17Wf6

Here is the link to the books that went out in my bookshop today for the dedicated followers of fiction http://michaelsbookshop.blogspot.co.uk/2016/11/reading-in-dark-in-bookshop.html

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