Monday, 24 June 2019

Birchington village pond in 1904 and other photos to click on and expand

 I'm afraid this one of Birchington village pond doesn't expand that well, some of the others are better.
 Broadstairs in 1912 so not much change, fortunately
 Ramsgate in around 1850 This is before it became a railway station around 1860 and of course before it became amusement arcade and funfair after the railway station closed in the 1920s


earky one of the waterfall note the rustic bridge

Here in Michael's Bookshop where I work, the book business goes on in the usual way
link to the pictures of the books we put out today
is there a usual way for bookshops? I wonder.

When I first became involved with bookshops in the 1960s, well to be honest as my family has run bookshops all of my life this would have been the 1950s, if being there as a child counts, bookshops were very similar, but the range of books was not so good.

If, for instance you had wanted a book about the history of Ramsgate, something a lot of our customers want, it would have been pretty tough on you. Apart from the John Huddlestone cartoon ones I don't think there would have been anything much to buy.


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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.