Sunday 9 December 2018
Ramsgate and Margate Photos from around 10 Years ago, Some american Penguin Books from the 1940s
I am particularly surprised that there aren't a lot more independent clothes shops, mainly because buying clothes online is difficult.
It always seems strange to me that town centre shop overheads have gone up so much over the last 30 years while so many town centre shops have closed.
I don't think and have never thought that the town council should have tied themselves to a long and expensive lease. Until the council have considerable civic achievements to show grandiose buildings seem inappropriate and one of the cheaper town centre shops with an easily accessible enquiry desk would seem to be more the mark.
The bookshop back then is a bit of a spot the difference to now
We have had some unusual 1940s American Penguin books come in to the bookshop, not expensive, I think between £3 and £10 but you hardly ever see them this side of the pond.
This is the link to the photos of the books we put out yesterday
The impact of the paperback on the cultures of both the UK and the USA is important and I don't think the American Penguin book is very well documented so any information on this front would be appreciated.
this is the link to more of these Margate 2009 photos
The photos I took in Ramsgate today didn't look particularly interesting, but in around ten years time, who knows?
This is the link to them