Saturday, 28 April 2018

Some old pictures of Ramsgate, Broadstairs and Margate, bit of a ramble.

 Click on to expand pictures, this one is Ramsgate around 1860
 Broadstairs before 1912 which is the date of the postmark

 If the sailing wind wasn't good for getting out of the harbour then they would pay to be towed out by the tug, Ramsgate had 3 tugs called Aid this is the second one.
 before 1907 and the fishing fleet is out

The last four are Margate carnival

I will endeavour to ramble on for a bit now I have had my supper. The business of buying a cheap 7-seater estate car resolved into a Vauxhall Zafira which seems to be ok and I spent much of my day driving around East Kent buying books and getting used to it. Interestingly to me the experience of buying a secondhand car highlighted problems for a whole group of small business as I now realise that the process of changing car insurance using a local insurance broker instead of the internet is basically over.

Essentially this is because there are no overlaps and periods of grace anymore, assuming you car insurance allows you to drive vehicles you don’t own or have hired, you can test drive cars that you are considering buying, but as soon as you buy the car you can’t drive it home without insuring it and possibly having to tax it too.

Of course, you can do all this online using your smartphone 24 7. You can’t of course phone the insurance broker is they are closed and for a shop assistant like me this means pretty much any time you can get out and look at cars.

Another problem is that if you are buying a car from a used car dealer the 7 days insurance with it option seems to be over, so you are still snookered.

I think if you have your car reasonably organised on your smartphone then there would be no issues.


  1. thanks for the nostalgia terrific

  2. I hope your car is not one of these which was subject to a 240,000 car recall or has already been fixed.
    Zafiras from 2005 to 2014 with manual air-conditioning

  3. Always a pleasure Brian and cranforduk I would think it possible and will check it out


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