Saturday, 7 March 2020

Can you work out the date of any of these pictures, yesterday's answers and the day's work

Not where the pictures were taken but when, I've spotted some indicators
 Q 1 when

 Q 2 when

 Q 2a when sorry about 2a made a numbering mistake

 Q 3 when

 Q4 when

Q5 when

Q 6 when

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.  
Yesterday's answers

 Sands Station, note the sidings beyond Augusta Stairs and the showing the switchback railway which was only there from 1888 to 1891

 The strange thing about this Ramsgate Marina Pool swimming gala photo is the lighthouse in the middle of the picture, not seen it before there was a different one in the boating pool beyond it but that would be well down and to the left. I am pretty surprised as it could easily have been confused with a seamark 

 Thompson and Wotton brewery Ramsgate, this site is now Waitrose

 Timothy White's Ramsgate High Street now the site of Boots

 This is the Ramsgate Councillors photographed in front of the partially constructed pulmanite stonework of Albion Gardens on Madeira Walk, so between 1890 and 1895

 here is part of the text from the book we publish 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.

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...
Westcliff Concert Hall Ramsgate interior

No comments:

Post a Comment

Comments, since I started writing this blog in 2007 the way the internet works has changed a lot, comments and dialogue here were once viable in an open and anonymous sense. Now if you comment here I will only allow the comment if it seems to make sense and be related to what the post is about. I link the majority of my posts to the main local Facebook groups and to my Facebook account, “Michael Child” I guess the main Ramsgate Facebook group is We Love Ramsgate. For the most part the comments and dialogue related to the posts here goes on there. As for the rest of it, well this blog handles images better than Facebook, which is why I don’t post directly to my Facebook account, although if I take a lot of photos I am so lazy that I paste them directly from my camera card to my bookshop website and put a link on this blog.