Tuesday, 11 February 2020

Do you know the names of any of there five Thanet pubs

 Thanet mystery pub 1

 Thanet mystery pub 2

 Thanet mystery pub 3 whoops not a pub, wrong photo view from St George's Church towards Waitrose I think

 Thanet mystery pub 4

Thanet mystery pub 5

A quiet day at work on the bookselling front, but a very busy day on the bookbuying front here at Michael's Bookshop in Ramsgate.

link to the books we put out today

In every sense a day where we spend a lot more money on books than we take selling books is a good day for us. Provided the pricing is right (cheaper than our customers can buy the books on the internet) and the quality is right (books there is a reasonable demand for) a very good day.

The earliest bookseling story I know of is about a Venetian bookseller in the mid 1500s who sold an incunable, (book published before 1501), changed his mind, rushed out of his bookshop, stabbed the customer and took the book back. BTW antiquarian books are books published between 1502 and 1810, books published after 1810 are modern books.

yesterday's answer
Location wise this is where Lloyds bank in Ramsgate is now, Queen Street to the left of the picture, High Street to the right.

I would guess the photo was taken around 1860, the building being a library and a bank.

This building was demolished in 1866, Burgesses Bank in 1849, same building, see map below.

The Lloyds bank we have now

The bit with the Projecting centrepiece with Corinthian half-columns supporting pediment was built 1896.

This bit was built in 1929  the whole by T.N. Wilson. Built for the Canterbury Bank Arms of Canterbury and Ramsgate in centrepiece.

Link to the whole 1849 map of Ramsgate

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