Tuesday, 10 September 2019

Ramsgate Garden Centre to change hands, some old local photos

Dear Mr Child,

As you may be aware, your local centre Ramsgate, a Wyevale Garden Centre has been sold to British Garden Centres and is expected to be under their ownership by early October.

We're pleased to announce that British Garden Centres will continue to trade Ramsgate as a garden centre. You can expect to see their wonderful new ranges here soon...

Link to the British Garden Centres Website

Nice to be able to post some good news about this one as I think most people had assumed that it would be built on.

Bookshop or workwise I have been building more bookcases today.

The general idea is to try to get the till desk area more surrounded by bookcases with less of the computer technology that we have to use to make the books in the bookshop compete price wise with the ones for sale online. Also there is writing this blog and publishing local books, even so the idea is less wires and more books.

Another fairly busy day with a fair amount of Thanet local history books in what wen out today

Link to the photos of the books

On to the old photos of Ramsgate and Margate.

I think the one at the top of the post must be not long after WW2 as you can the the pens for the boats associated with HMS Fervent, al least I think that's what I can see in the middle of the photo.

If you expand this one you can see Westcliff Hall so after 1914

This one, bucket dredger Hope on the left, no cafe on the end of the east pier so before 1938
 No Westcliff Hall so before 1914
Lights are probably for Festival of Britain or coronation so early 50s
Enough for now as I have other fish to fry.

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