Thursday, 30 May 2019

Broadstairs, Ramsgate and Margate

 Broadstairs Albion Street around 1900 I would guess.

 Note the free journey to the flying ground, in the early days of aviation various aviation firms offered "joy rides" for a fayre from a field.

 This is another inner basin decoration at Ramsgate Harbour probably 1950s
 This is Ramsgate sands and probably before WW1 because of the bathing machines, like ordinary people getting the vote the experience of the First World War put an end to Victorian beach propriety

 This is the construction of one of Margate's lifeboat houses and slipways next the jetty

A very long day mostly buying books for Michaels's Bookshop in Ramsgate, which is where I work.

Whitstable was the main town where I bought books

This is the link to the photos I took when I was there

Once again the number of closed shops is worrying and I think an issue that government needs to address if we want to retain towns as communities. I don't think an English Market Town society based mostly around a nighttime drinking culture will work.

Back to work in the bookshop tomorrow

This is the link to the pictures of the books we put out yesterday.


No comments:

Post a Comment

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.