Friday, 10 August 2018

Ramsgate's pre-War illuminations Misadventures at Margate

I had assumed that the Ramsgate illuminations dated from The Festival of Britain in 1951, the Empire Bandstand in front of Wellington Crescent was removed well before WW2

 looking at the background I think this set of three must date from 1951, but obviously the whole thing needs reviewing

I also was told that the coach was done as a special for the coronation in 1953 and think all or part of the 1951 display was still being used in 1953.

Someone left a comment about the coach on a Facebook group I had linked it to, but I can't find it.

Margate next, as it happens, I have a copy of the book by Richard Harris Barham aka Thomas Ingoldsby of Tappington Manor, called "Misadventures at Margate" on my desk at the moment so a a couple of minutes with my mobile phone's  camera.

Perhaps I should consider a cheap reprint of this one, to get the price reasonable with the colour I would have to do it as an A5 which I think would make it a bit small.

The original is fairly large, around A3, so if you click on the pictures and enlarge them, they should be about the original size.

A busy day in the bookshop today, I think the busiest this year this is the link to the books we put out  local, literature and music books mostly

I didn't get out until late and tried the Nikon P90, which is a bridge zoom camera intended for fairly good light, out in near darkness. this is the link to the photos  I think all they say is should have taken the DSLR

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