Wednesday, 6 February 2019

A bit of local history and some photos

Back in the day, 1884, in this case. Ramsgate was incorporated as a municipal borough, before that Ramsgate had been a limb of the decayed cinque port (pronounced sank port) of Sandwich.

Having got our own governance, the town started various improvement schemes, there was a fair amount of fighting off the ratepayers association, but along with widening of parts of the town centre, the Military road arches and Madeira Walk road with its Pulhamite outcroppings were the main schemes to drag Ramsgate into being a twentieth century resort.

I am pretty sure both structures were built in the late 1890s 

Mill Lane Margate

I have busy at price checking the metalwork books in the bookshop today, it's one of the more difficult sections to deal with as there are not many copies of them listed online. With online booksellers there is a tendency to drastically over price books they don't understand. Usually when trying to get a reasonable price for anything the sold listings on Ebay are one of the best indicators and that's ok if the item had sold in the last 3 months, anyway a lot of these proved a pain. I did get out eventually and had a look at the Steven Alexander exhibition of paintings in York Street Gallery. This proved to be very good this is the link to my post of pictures of the picture of it from earlier on.

By the time I got to the harbour the light was going so not many pictures here is the link to them.

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Comments, since I started writing this blog in 2007 the way the internet works has changed a lot, comments and dialogue here were once viable in an open and anonymous sense. Now if you comment here I will only allow the comment if it seems to make sense and be related to what the post is about. I link the majority of my posts to the main local Facebook groups and to my Facebook account, “Michael Child” I guess the main Ramsgate Facebook group is We Love Ramsgate. For the most part the comments and dialogue related to the posts here goes on there. As for the rest of it, well this blog handles images better than Facebook, which is why I don’t post directly to my Facebook account, although if I take a lot of photos I am so lazy that I paste them directly from my camera card to my bookshop website and put a link on this blog.