Monday, 30 September 2019

Pleasurama development Ramsgate? Illustrated with some old pictures.

The main leisure site behind the main sands here in Ramsgate has a bit of a bumpy history and as I guess most of you know has been a disused mess for years.

Periodically a bit more information appears in the public domain, this time it's the Land Registry listing, for those legal eagles here it is in dark blue. For the rest of you the pictures in this post should expand to a decent size if you click away at them, I recommend clicking on the one above and giving the blue bit a miss.

Title Number : TT53781
This title is dealt with by HM Land Registry, Nottingham Office.
The following extract contains information taken from the register of the above title
number. A full copy of the register accompanies this document and you should read that
in order to be sure that these brief details are complete.
Neither this extract nor the full copy is an 'Official Copy' of the register. An
official copy of the register is admissible in evidence in a court to the same extent
as the original. A person is entitled to be indemnified by the registrar if he or she
suffers loss by reason of a mistake in an official copy.
This extract shows information current on 30 SEP 2019 at 15:57:12 and so does not take
account of any application made after that time even if pending in HM Land Registry
when this extract was issued.
REGISTER EXTRACT
Title Number : TT53781
Address of Property : Land lying to the south of Wellington Crescent, Ramsgate
Price Stated : £3,000,000
Registered Owner(s) : RAMSGATE DEVELOPMENT COMPANY LIMITED (Co. Regn. No.
09422758) of Blue House Farm Office, Brentwood Road,
West Horndon, Brentwood CM13 3LX.
Lender(s) : Mintal Group Inc
Title number TT53781
This is a copy of the register of the title number set out immediately below, showing
the entries in the register on 30 SEP 2019 at 15:57:12. This copy does not take account
of any application made after that time even if still pending in HM Land Registry when
this copy was issued.
This copy is not an 'Official Copy' of the register. An official copy of the register
is admissible in evidence in a court to the same extent as the original. A person is
entitled to be indemnified by the registrar if he or she suffers loss by reason of a
mistake in an official copy. If you want to obtain an official copy, the HM Land
Registry web site explains how to do this.
A: Property Register
This register describes the land and estate comprised in
the title.
KENT : THANET
1 The Freehold land shown edged with red on the plan of the above title
filed at the Registry and being Land lying to the south of Wellington
Crescent, Ramsgate.
NOTE: So much of the land tinted pink on the title plan as consists of
highway maintainable at public expense is excluded from the
registration.
2 The mines and minerals are excepted.
3 (04.08.2016) The land has the benefit of any legal easements granted by
a Transfer of the land in this title dated 20 July 2016 made between
(1) Thanet District Council and (2) Cardy Ramsgate Limited but is
subject to any rights that are reserved by the said deed and affect the
registered land.
NOTE: Copy filed.
4 (04.08.2016) The Transfer dated 20 July 2016 referred to above contains
a provision as to boundary structures and a provision excluding the
operation of section 62 of the Law of Property Act 1925 as therein
mentioned.
B: Proprietorship Register
This register specifies the class of title and
identifies the owner. It contains any entries that
affect the right of disposal.
Title absolute
1 (04.08.2016) PROPRIETOR: RAMSGATE DEVELOPMENT COMPANY LIMITED (Co.
Regn. No. 09422758) of Blue House Farm Office, Brentwood Road, West
Horndon, Brentwood CM13 3LX.
2 (04.08.2016) The price stated to have been paid on 20 July 2016 was
£3,000,000.
3 (04.08.2016) RESTRICTION: No disposition of the registered estate by
the proprietor of the registered estate or by the proprietor of any
registered charge, not being a charge registered before the entry of
this restriction, is to be registered without a written consent signed
by the proprietor for the time being of the Charge dated 20 July 2016
in favour of Mintal Group Inc referred to in the Charges Register or
their conveyancer.
4 (27.06.2019) RESTRICTION: No disposition of the registered estate by
the proprietor of the registered estate (other than a charge) is to be
registered without a certificate signed by a conveyancer that the
provisions of clause 7.1 of the option agreement dated 17 June 2019
made between (1) Ramsgate Development Company Limited (2) Thanet
District Council and (3) Blueberry Developments Estates Limited have
been complied with or that they do not apply to the disposition.
C: Charges Register
This register contains any charges and other matters
that affect the land.
1 By a Conveyance dated 28 October 1929 made between (1) The Southern
Railway Company and (2) The Mayor Aldermen and Burgesses of the Borough
of Ramsgate the land in this title and other land was conveyed subject
to the provisions of:-
"an Order of the Chancery Division of the High Court of Justice made by
the Honourable Mr Justice Chitty on the first day of April One thousand
eight hundred and eighty two in an action shortly entitled The Attorney
General v The London Chatham and Dover Railway Company (1881 A.
No.205)."
NOTE: No further details of the Order were available on first
registration.
2 (04.08.2016) REGISTERED CHARGE dated 20 July 2016.
3 (04.08.2016) Proprietor: MINTAL GROUP INC (incorporated in Panama) of
Torre ADR, Avenida Samuel Lewis, Panama City , Panama and care of
Aquabridge Law LLP, 21 Spring Lyons Approach, Springfield, Chelmsford,
Essex CM2 5LB.
4 (27.06.2019) UNILATERAL NOTICE in respect of an option to purchase
pursuant to an Option Agreement dated 14 June 2019 made between (1)
Ramsgate Development Company Limited (2) Thanet District Council and
(3) Blueberry Developments Estates Limited.
5 (27.06.2019) BENEFICIARY: Thanet District Council of Cecil Street,
Margate, Kent CT9 1XZ.
6 (27.06.2019) Deed dated 14 June 2019 made between (1) Ramsgate
Development Company Limited (2) Thanet District Council and (3) Mintal
Group Inc supplemental to the Charge dated 20 July 2016 referred to
above.
7 (27.06.2019) UNILATERAL NOTICE in respect of an option to purchase
contained in a agreement dated 14 June 2019 made between (1) Ramsgate
Development Company Limited (2) Thanet District Council and (3)
Blueberry Developments Estates Limited.
NOTE: Copy filed.
8 (27.06.2019) BENEFICIARY: Thanet District Council of Cecil Street,
Margate, Kent, CT9 1XZ.
End of register
Back in the day, the photo above was taken before 1860, this site was a big pile of sand held in place by a wooden sea defence with some boat builders buildings and the coastguard station on it.

In 1860 they dug a railway tunnel to the site, spread out the sand and laid the chalk from the tunnel on top of the sand. They then built a railway station on top.
When the railways were unified in the 1920s the Ramsgate Station we have now was was built and so was the railway viaduct on Margate Road. The picture above shows the Ramsgate Sands Station abandoned after this happened. 

In 1929 Ramsgate Council bought the site.

1 By a Conveyance dated 28 October 1929 made between (1) The Southern
Railway Company and (2) The Mayor Aldermen and Burgesses of the Borough
of Ramsgate the land in this title and other land was conveyed.

During the late 1990s the funfair was was slowly run down and asset stripped I think it closed around 97
Burning down in 1998
At around the same time the council changed the esplanade removing the through road access and most of the parking.
The council found a tenant for the site and passed plans for a huge development which stuck up above the cliff top, above is one of the pictures from the plans the passed.
 Some work was done
mostly putting in foundations resting on the sand, which may not be a very good idea
if we have a big storm and exceptionally high tide.
But I think the main issue is the cliff wall, the yellow bit is a bit jerrybuilt and doesn't seem to have foundations
the purple bit was built in 1860 part of it collapsed in the 1950s the photo above shows firemen digging through the rubble looking for and people who may have been there when it fell down.


I may ramble on a bit about this

Here at Michael's Bookshop in Ramsgate a fairly busy Monday
link to pictures of the books we put out
Including some early green Penguins which I am always keen to buy.

Saturday, 28 September 2019

Turner Prize 2019 at Turner Contemporary Margate, other Margate exhibitions, Margate regeneration and wosisname

Margate for this year's Turner Prize finalists, and well, Margate, for those who aren't art enthusiasts.
JWM Turner was sent to school in Margate when he was eleven.
This is a sketch JWM Turner made of Margate's Lower High Street. I would guess with a quill and coloured with watercolour.

I took the bus from Ramsgate to Margate and got off at the top of the High Street.

I walked down the High Street visiting various galleries and cafes taking about 400 photos on the way, at one point I did a bit of watercolour sketching.

this is the link to the photos

Good exhibitions? I though so. If you are interested in art I think you would find a day out in Margate rewarding. Has Turner Contemporary pulled it off? I think so too.

Margate High Street has improved since I last visited, probably turned the corner.

The next lot of links take you to the photos I took of Margate High Street in 2011


http://www.michaelsbookshop.com/MargateHighStreetMay2011/id5.htm

Work carried on at Michael's Bookshop
link to the pictures of the books that went out today




Thursday, 26 September 2019

Sandwich, Minster, Ramsgate rambling on in 1904, me rambling on












Canterbury today
link to the photos
mostly buying books for me and for the bookshop.

A busy day at work yesterday at Michael's Bookshop in Ramsgate where I work.

link to the pictures of the books we put out for sale

Too busy to get much done so I spent much of the day configuring my equipment for out and about sketching, photography and blogging the basic idea is that I can do pretty much everything where I am.

This involves being able to connect the phone and the camera in a way that I can get the pictures onto the blog without having to go home and use a computer. This isn't as easy as it sounds by any means and today I was configuring a Wi-Fi enabled SD card which goes into the camera and will transfer pictures on to my phone quickly, the next thing with this is phone automatically uploads the pictures to Google photos, then they become available in the blog editor and I just have to select them and they appear in the blog post. This is how I did the photos of the 1904 rambling guide above.

I bought a cheap £8.99 powerbank from Argos  you charge it up with the phone charger and carry it around with you
with my mechanic's hat on for a mo, I strongly recommend buying a known make with this type of kit, you can get something like this very cheaply online or in the pound shop.
you can use it to charge your phone, sound cancelling headphones, bluetooth keyboard or any of the kit you carry in your pockets. At the moment it's charging the remains of my camera which has had a long and bumpy life in various pockets.


My main personal shopping was for watercolour paper, went to Cowling and Wilcox, out of stock, went to The Range, don't stock it. The business of trying to buy from Cowling and Wilcox's website for delivery to their Canterbury shop has just defeated my ITC skills.






Tuesday, 24 September 2019

Continuing yesterday's Thanet Field-Path Ramble from 1904 and a bit of a ramble from me.













I suppose that like most people I am looking on at the situation that occurs when a fairly old democracy like ours experiments with government by referendum with bemused interest.

With an aging population I think a referendum to to double the old age pension funded by increasing VAT by 10% i.e. making everything 10% more expensive would be just as contentious if the result was very close. For the most part I guess like the BREXI referendum the way you vote would depend on how old you are, this is a link to one of the articles explaining this  and I guess if you reject all cookies you won't have to pay to read it.

It is looking increasingly as though multi millionaires who have gambled on a no deal BREXIT causing economic collapse may have to hedge their bets.

This is not so funny if you are running a business like I am, my issue is mainly how many of my customers work for companies that would have to relocate to europe.

The other side of this coin is that secondhand bookshops should manage OK if we have a serious recession. Our Prices start at 5p for paperbacks and 10p for hardbacks an aspect of the bookshop we have expanded recently in anticipation.

not sure how my new phone will manage with this but the photos should expand enough to read







The truth of the matter is that there are a lot of good titles that we are reluctant to send for recycling if we can upcycle them. 

Back to the the cheap smartphone and cheap pay as you go with internet, this is using Argos to buy a Moto G7 Play  for £130 and Giffgaff £10 per month for unlimited calls, texts and 6GB of internet per month.

This can be done cheaper, I know I go on about this but I am very concerned about the people who are getting left behind with ITC

link to the photos I took with the Moto G7 Play phone camera this evening

I haven't looked at them yet, I was interested to see how it handled zoom, fairly low evening light and most of all snap shots which I take without stopping walking.

Here in the bookshop I have mostly been trying to catch up with local history related emails and am sorry if I haven't got to yours yet. It was a fairly quiet day so a fair amount of books went out for sale including some good Thanet local history ones.

link to the photos of the books we put out today  

My verdict on the photos is acceptable, so I will stay with this phone for a bit