At the moment I am sitting on the sundeck of the Roy.al Victoria Pavilion aka Wetherspoons.
I started adding a bit to one watercolour sketch until the sun moved round. Apart from not wanting to get too hot, watercolour paint is difficult in direct sun on a hot day as it dries out very quickly. So I moved around to the Harbour Parade side and have sketching, drinking decaffeinated coffee and wondering how Ramsgate maintains such a distinct identity.
I don't think over the years since around 1980 I guess it would be difficult think of much more local government could have done to damage the town. But here it is busy up to the Pleasurama site and definitely different to any other town in the area and not in a bad way.
The local accent has gone, I would have thought that most of the families who lived here before about 1950 have gone, but this just can't be the case as something holds the identity together.
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by way of explanation