Thursday, 30 March 2017

Old pictures, Yarrow Broadstairs, Tram Accident Ramsgate, Building Arlington in Margate and a better view of our Cathedral, some sort of ramble.

So [Thanet College] East Kent College’s Yarrow Hotel when it was The Yarrow Hospital for Children.

The tram accident Bellevue Road Ramsgate

Building Arlington House Margate and Dreamland Cinema 

My bookshop was closed today as it’s Thursday and my book buying mission to Herne Bay and Canterbury was all done midday, as I am filling my sketchbook up with watercolours of the cathedral, I thought I ought to find a decent view of most of the outside of it.

Back in the 1960s when I was learning to be a mechanic, I used to go into Canterbury almost every time I downed my tool. If you sat outside McDonald’s – metaphorically as McDonalds hadn’t been invented here/then – you got this luverly/bootiful view of Canterbury Cathedral. Well back then it was called Durovernum Cantiacorum Cathedra.

Now of course I have passed thought the various middle ages and lots of mediaeval buildings have appeared in Cantwareburh sorry slip of the wosisname there, Canterbury. While I am sure that in principle it’s good idea, they don’t arf block out the view of the cathedral.

Then I thought of Canterbury’s famous Chris

Behold the view.  Oh and the view of our latest books too

No comments:

Post a Comment

Please note comments that may be libellous, comments that may be construed as offensive, anonymous derogatory comments about real people, comments baiting internet trolls, comments saying that an anonymous comment was made by a named real person, boring comments and spam comments, comments in CAPs will be deleted. Playground stuff like calling real people by their time stamp or surname alone, referring to groups as gangs, old duffers and so on will result in deletion. Comment that may be construed as offensive to minority groups is not allowed here either, so think before you write it, remember that the internet is a public place, that it is very difficult to be truly anonymous and that everyone who uses it leaves a trail of some sort. Also note the facility to leave anonymous comment will be turned of during periods when I am unable to monitor comment, this will not affect people commenting who are signed on to their blogger accounts. When things are particularly difficult on the commercial spam front I may turn comment moderation on for periods.

If you feel that someone has left a comment that is offensive and directed at you personally please email me (link on the sidebar) asking to have it removed, you will need to tell which post and the date and timestamp of the offending comment. Please do not reply to the offending comment as I will assume you continuing the dialogue as meaning that you want the comments left there.