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Work wise here at Michael's Bookshop in Ramsgate I am making steady progress with the art book section, most of the new much narrower bookcases are pretty much finished and I am now consolidating what was two sections of art book in alphabetical order of the artist's name into one.
it seems to be working OK and I am hoping to buy a lot more books on individual artists.
link to the books we put out today
The bookshop is still running at a normal level of busyness for the time of year, sales today almost the same as the first Saturday in March last year. With the roads around us closed to repair the drains in this part of Ramsgate, the busses diverted away from the shop, the issues with the economy and retail in particular, I am surprised.
Thompson and Wotton brewery Ramsgate, this site is now Waitrose
Ramsgate All Change not sure what has happened to our webpage for this one the picture and authors name (David Richards) has vanished into hyperspace, another job for next week.
ONE PERSON KILLED AND SEVERAL INJURED HARBOUR STATION. 31st AUGUST, 1891
An accident of an alarming nature and fatal in its consequences occurred at the Ramsgate terminus of the London, Chatham and Dover Railway on the Monday evening, and but for the fact that the weather at the time of the occurrence was wet and boisterous, and comparatively speaking, there were but few people about in the neighbourhood, the occurrence inevitably was attended by an immense sacrifice of life. As it is, death was instantaneous in one case, and there were several people injured. It appears that in the morning a Great Northern train, consisting of thirteen coaches and one of the L.C. & D.R. Co’s engines brought down from London a number of excursionists who had come up from Luton, Bedfordshire. After discharging the passengers, the empty train was run back to Margate, where the coaches were placed in a siding to await the return journey. Shortly before 7pm, preparations were made for taking the train to Ramsgate, and engine No. 50 steamed away with the coaches, which were in charge of two of the L.C. & D. guards, named Collier and Knell. The train was fitted with the vacuum brake, but could not be connected with the engine as that was running tender first and there were no connection pipes in front of the engine, as is the case on some of the more modern locomotives, and it was most probably due to this fact, and the slippery state of the rails, that the accident happened. After leaving Margate everything went well until about half-way through the Ramsgate tunnel; the driver began blowing his whistle furiously, and the hand brakes were put on as tight as possible, but these failed to hold the train, and it came down the steep gradient, which is a fall of one in 75, and dashed through the station at a terrific rate. With a bound, the engine cleared the stop buffers, behind which was a thick wall of concrete;
knocked down the half circular wall at the end of the station; completely leaped across the road, which was about 40 feet wide; burst through the wooden fence marking the boundary of the Board of Trade property, known as The Stoneyard; dashed into a small wooden shed; and was finally stopped by a saw pit, into which the tender partly dropped. The engine was not unaccompanied in its alarming and erratic course. The three first carriages, a composite carriage with brake, a saloon, and a third class carriage, were also traversing the roadway; the two former coming to a standstill broadside on to the engine, and the third end on, all of them and the engine also, keeping their perpendicular. The guard’s compartment of the composite carriage was completely smashed in, the saloon carriage was still more extensively damaged, and subsequently had to be partially destroyed, whilst one end of the third class carriage also came to grief where it struck the engine...