Sunday, 3 November 2019

Old Ramsgate and Margate photos updated

Here is the answer, Manston Road Crossing, this was replaced with the Railway bridge near to Manston Tesco, above the picture without the text cropped off

Map C1910 red arrow pointing to crossing
Up to date map

If you want more detail, you want more detail you would need to come into Michael's Bookshop, King Street in Ramsgate and look at the book Ramsgate All Change - Railways in the News at Ramsgate by David Richards.

If you can't get into the bookshop here is the link to the "buy it now" wosisname and below pictures of the relevant pages in the book

 Do you know where in Thanet this railway crossing was?

 The largest thing in this Margate photo is Cobb's Brewery
 This is the remains of Margate Lighthouse after the 1953 storm

 Sanger's memorial
 Cranbourne Place Margate
 Phoenix Margate
 Ramsgate, you can just see the bridge in front of the tunnel entrance
 Sundeck of the Pavilion Ramsgate

 Western undercliff Ramsgate

 If you know Ramsgate you should be able to recognise where from the distinctive windows

We were in Canterbury today buying books painting shopping and so on

It was interesting to watch an artist putting Christmas picture on the windows of the cafe that keeps changing its name
Link to the photos


  1. Re railway Crossing - could it be Cliffsend? Definitely not Garlinge Crossing - my only other suggestion is the former crossing at Star Lane, on the Margate Harbour Branch?

    1. I have updated this post with the answers at the top


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