Saturday, 27 June 2020

Pictures from the past, the answers to yesterday's post etc

Do you know which Thanet business?

Do you recognise the two historic vessels in this Thanet photo?

What do you see in in this old Thanet photo? if you click on it a couple of times it should get bigger.


Dreamland has come a long way in a short time

mind you so has Ramsgate, do you recognise this sorry sight?

Do you recognise anyone in this picture?



Do you know where in thanet Hunt's Library was?

Do you recognise anyone in this picture?

Above is an artists impression of one of the Pleasurama submissions, as I remember the developer was to have been Westcliff Park Estates who have produced the very attractive development opposite the boating pool on the westcliff in Ramsgate.

Part of the offer was to have been a swimming pool on the ground floor, this would have been given to the town on completion.

The council turned down the developer on the grounds that they were financially unsound and opted instead for an offshore company whose accounts were a secret.

You will notice the most important factor about this development is that it is only four stories high, this means that it would have fitted in the space available, between the high tilde mark and the cliff top.

The main problem with the plans that the council have approved is that the building is five stories tall and therefore may not fit in the available space.

Yesterday's answers
 Rooks Butchers Ramsgate

 Cafe between the Pavilion and Pleasurama site

 TV Bond Ramsgate High Street note the sign

As I DFL'd back in the 60s I have lest the comments on various local facebook groups to identify the people.

Tec next

I have the dubious privilege of managing tec for a fairly large and extended family and so this week I bought a very cheap Windows 10 laptop come tablet.

This is a Linx 12 x64 that comes with Windows 10 home edition and sells new for about £200 I bought an as new secondhand one on Ebay for £132 inc postage. A student would probably also need MS Office, many of the schools provide this for nothing.

It is my first experience of a laptop where the screen comes off and you can use Windows in tablet mode.

I bought  it to  write this blog with when out and about  which is what  I am doing at the moment, although not  out or  about  and with a usb mouse plugged in  it's very  good as a small laptop.


  take the keyboard off and it's very portable

As a tablet it is nothing like as Good as an android tablet in terms of free apps, but for writing blogs and essays when you are used to a windows environment, it is very good indeed. word processor wise there is a free online version of Office and I would say it would be adequate for GCSEs. A-levels and a lot of university courses. 

For anyone who has limited funds and needs to replace a windows computer it's well worth considering.in laptop mode with the keyboard attached and a usb mouse plugged in it behaves just like an expensive Windows 10 computer.

I particularly like typing on the virtual keyboard in tablet mode, this can be very difficult on an android tablet where there are buttons below the space bar.

on the coronavirus front 


the vaccine at the most advanced phase of trialling is the University of Oxford and AstraZeneca's ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 drug, with studies underway to determine "its efficacy, safety and immunogenicity."

The country working on the highest number of vaccines in a clinical phase by this point is China, followed by US, UK and Germany.





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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.