Sunday, 30 June 2019

Folkestone the Red Arrows photos, Rupert Annuals, Watercolour Painting and the usual stuff

The Photos of the Red Arrows along with all of the photos we took today can be seen by clicking on the
Link to today's photos

Folkestone is one of our favourite towns within an easy drive of Thanet, reasonably good for bookbuying, art galleries, and shopping.

It's the shopping side that really makes the difference, if you have children and young adults with you as the normal chain shops form part of their leisure day, a bit like some watercolour painting forms part of my day.
 I bought three Rupert Annuals, 1947, 1948 and 1949, these were still wartime economy editions so paperbacks that now sell in the £15 to £100 ball park, depending on the condition they are in.

and a Monster Rupert

hard to find in dust jacket without the cut outs, cut out.

Part of today's books to keep Michael's Bookshop, where I work, here in Ramsgate stocked up
Link to the books we put out yesterday
for the dedicated bookshop followers.

I did a bit more to my watercolour painting of Folkestone, while enjoying a late breakfast at Chocolate Cafe.

Finally a few Thanet photos foe my local history enthusiasts
 Red Arrows at Manston in the 1960s
 float planes in Ramsgate Harbour at the start of WW1

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