Sunday 31 March 2019

Kelly's Directories to The Isle of Thanet and our local history

This photo shows some of the books I bought in Canterbury today, and I guess the represent the bread and butter end of local history. If you want to find out who lived in your house in say 1960 the 1961 directory will probably tell you.

If you want walk the Thanet streets down memory lane, then you can do it in the directories.
This is Harbour Street Ramsgate from the 1971 directory, as books go the Thanet directories are fairly expensive, you can pick up a fairly scruffy post war Thanet Kelly's directory without its map for about £20 with prewar ones with maps well over £100.

Obviously putting, Kelly's Thanet, into Ebay and ticking the sold listings box will show you what people have paid for them recently. This link may take you there, but Ebay is a funny thing to link to so it may not.

We do cheap reprints of the most useful ones, this is the link to them and you can always come into the Michael's Bookshop here in Ramsgate and browse them. We are open 9.30 to 5.30 but closed Thursdays, Sundays and bank holidays.

I always have a reasonable stock of the original Thanet directories although I don't put them out on the shelves or on the internet, to be honest if we did then we wouldn't have enough.

This is King Street Ramsgate in 1970

Here is the link to the photos of the books that went out in the bookshop yesterday

A few photos of Canterbury today

Saturday 30 March 2019

Margate and Ramsgate photos from 2010 and 11 Please can we have our bayonets back? Well you know what to expect

 here is the enhanced and rotated writing from the above card

This says church parade 1933

This missive from 1917 fell out of one of the books I bought for the bookshop

 I had a bit of a paint on the sundeck of The Royal Victoria Pavilion here in Ramsgate aka Wetherspoons, until, and this was sitting outside I got too hot. It was a case of adding to one I had started earlier

I took some Photos of Ramsgate today all the camera card so you may want to look the other way for some.

Local history wise Photos of Ramsgate in 2010 and Margate in 2011

Friday 29 March 2019

Ramsgate Margate photos

 I think most of the pictures tell the story, for any dedicated followers the link to the books we put out today  

and today's