Saturday, 14 December 2019

Christmas presents, Mystery and Mysteries - Revealed? Some old photos

Do you know which Thanet Road this is?

The main difference us with presents this Christmas is to do with the environment. we are trying to avoid buying or receiving anything made of plastic and we are trying to get secondhand presents for everyone. It's more of a challenge than you would expect.

Obviously running a secondhand bookshop makes things easier, but plastic - so much fabric is mostly plastic. Fortunately chocolate doesn't contain plastic and has been exempted from the secondhand rule.

Michael's Bookshop where I work is humming away at a sort of average for the time of year sort of level

link to the photos of the books that went out yesterday

Answers to the mystery photos in Wednesday's post

I don't think this site was taken over by Claxton's the 1929 Kelly's entries read
Claxton and Co Ltd engineers Clock House The Harbour
Claxton and Co Ltd engineers stores; 7 Military Road


Here it is now

 This is the bit between York Street and Leopold Street in Ramsgate Wilkinson's now I think

 West Ham Convalescent home link  to more detail

St Mary's Chapel lychgate  next to Holy Trinity Northdown Cliftonville

Wednesday, 11 December 2019

Mystery Thanet pub and 6 other mystery Thanet photos, answers to yesterday's and 2 art exhibitions

Do you which Thanet pub this was?
 Question 1

Question 2 

Question 3

 Question 4

 Question 5

 Question 6

Question 7

Busy day here at Michael's Bookshop where I work in Ramsgate
some Christmas decorations appearing

link to the photos of the books we put out
 went out to photograph the 2 new art exhibitions
the sun stayed out but the rain seemed to be directed at me personally

York Street Gallery in Ramsgate and Nice Things Harbour Street Ramsgate

Answers to yesterdays questions
The main answer is St Paul’s Church, King Street, Ramsgate, if you want to know more about this

Bungalow Tea Gardens aka the Koh-I-Noor Café Queens Parade, Cliftonville, Margate

Casino Ballroom Margate, when the Main Sands railway station closed it was converted into the Casino Ballroom

 Tivoli Gateway to Tivoli Gardens
 Moses's Shipyard? well the site is right but I think this may have been during a period when this site was used as a woodyard
Shakespeare Pub, 1 Margate Road, Ramsgate showing the air raid damage

Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Mystery photos, questions and answers

Do you know what Thanet building this was?

Average sort of day at work here in Michael's Bookshop in Ramsgate, it's good to do something you enjoy doing. Quite a few preschool children because of Ramsgate Library being closed.

photos of the books we put out today

A new shop in Ramsgate, Odin in his guise as a shop assistant perhaps.

some further mystery photos for the extra dedicated






Yesterday's answers
 So the main mystery photo answer is York Street Ramsgate, just before the buildings were restored
 It was cropped from this photo and you can see the concrete canopy in front of what is now Wilkinson's on the left and the Crown on the right.
Kerrs Garage 1960, cornet of Zion Place and Northdown Road
 Zion Place 1960
 Zion Place 1960
Pleasant Place. 1960
Zion Place. 1960s
Zion Place. 1960s