There was a big fire in October 1928 after which the end part was demolished
On to Margate ones from Mick Twyman's collection with his captions
Hawley St C1900
I have been talking to some of Ramsgate and Margate’s young people about local history and whether it interests them. Interestingly for me it seems the answer is basically yes, but the way I present it is difficult to follow.
I think this is partly related to me needing to connect the pictures of the past more to pictures of the present. I think there is also partly a bit of a mental map issue to overcome, I don’t know what age people switch from thinking of the town along the lines of where shops are to street names, but if you say Queen Street, CEX, Waitrose, Homebasics come to mind. However if you say Kwik Fit or Vinylhead you are wrong as Queen Street turns into Westcliff Road or is it West Cliff, just beyond Waitrose.
This is the link to books we put out today
Work wise the bookshop has been trundling along much as expected, there is a bit of a sense of desperation among some of the people shopping for Christmas presents and I guess something of relief encountering a fairly normal shop experience.