Monday, 25 March 2019

Archive photos of Ramsgate and Margate and so on

 This shows an engine on the Ramsgate Sands station turntable, the wall having been knocked down by one of the overshooting accidents possibly the on in the photo on yesterday's post.
 3 Ellington Park photos


 Note the buildings on what is now Pier Yard Car Park









 Another lot of photos from around 10 years ago
















Work wise here at Michael's Bookshop in Ramsgate, here are the photos of the books we put out today 


Sunday, 24 March 2019

Canterbury today, bookshops, photographs, sketching, shopping, books, Ramsgate History, Margate History

Canterbury today, really the only place nearby where I can do the Sunday business, Michael's Bookshop in Ramsgate, where I work only being closed on Sundays and Thursdays.

I took a few photos in Canterbury here is the link to them


I was pleased to buy this classic book on one armed bandits from the Pilgrim's Hospice Bookshop in Canterbury for £8. Back in the day when I worked as a sort of mechanic I often worked in the entertainment business in the summer, fixing slot machines and other mechanical stuff. Once I have enjoyed the book I expect it sell in the bookshop for around £15. The life of a shop assistant in a secondhand bookshop works in this type of way. 


On the bookshop front this is the link to the books that went out yesterday

On the local history front, here is what you get today














Saturday, 23 March 2019

Ramsgate and Margate pictures

This is a the railway train accident in Ramsgate, there were quite a few of these because of the incline in the tunnel. You can see the tent on the site where The Royal Victoria Pavilion will be built in 1903. 


 I guess these two pictures summarise why I would be unlikely to buy a flat in the proposed development on the Pleasurama site in Ramsgate, why it is unlikely to be built and of course it raises the question why would anyone want to land bank the site for residential development. Click on the pictures, enlarge them and the consider whether you would want to live under it.

 The brewery chimney in this picture is about where the entrance to Waitrose from the car park is now.

 Note the narrow path between the Admiral Harvey, now called Mariners Bar and Ramsgate Harbour

 This is one of the proposals made in around 1890 for where the red brick arches were built next to Ramsgate Harbour in about 1895

 Around the time Westcliff Hall opened in 1914





 This seems to be the St John's invalid carriage training department officer.
 I have tried one of these, they were still about when I was a disabled child and are propelled by pulling one handle back and pushing the other one forward, steering the thing by twisting the top of the right hand handle.


 This one says policemen probably Margate on it