Saturday 22 August 2020

A few old local photos and a short ramble


Just by way of an update here I haven't been posting because two of my children have just completed their A-level year at Chatham and Clarendon here in Ramsgate, so one set of results followed by another set of results has made things complicated. Added to this are restrictions related to the current coronavirus pandemic.


There are a great many online forms to fill out a great deal of things check and I honestly don't think I will be posting much until they go off to university in three weeks time.


The bookshop remains closed until we feel we can operate safely, the most difficult aspect of this is viewing and buying people’s books.



Tuesday 4 August 2020

Click to enlarge where is it in Thanet

 qi where in Thanet

 q2 this group of photos are all of the same cafe in Thanet, where was it?

yesterdays answers
The tug  Vincia AKA Chub. If ever a tug ought to be known in Thanet it's the Vincia AKA Chub launched in 1909 biult for Watkins in 1914 she was requisitioned by the royal navy for the downs patrol and was stationed in Ramsgate during WWI she went back to Watkins and was requisitioned again as a downs patrol vessel in 1939 she crossed the Dunkirk towing 3 lifeboats landed 24 evacuees Margate then 180 took men from the sinking HMS Keith she was return to Watkins in 1941

The church Holy Trinity Margate destroyed in WW2

Monday 3 August 2020

one mystery church and one mystery tug and some Ramsgate photos from 10 years ago

 Q1 Which Thanet Church

Q2 Which Thanet Tug

next photo from 10 ears ago

Ramsgate photos August 2nd 2020

I have been working hard as the four people who work part time in the bookshop have been coming in doing improvements for when we can reopen.

I put it to all of them. "Do you want stay furloughed or come in painting, making book shelve and so on? " Of course we can't open until we can buy books and as buying books means, sorting through piles of them in people's cars and houses, we just aren't allowed to.

Configuring two different bubbles, one for the bookshop and one for our flat above, proved to be more difficult than I had anticipated.

So no walk and no photos from today.

next yesterday's answers
 Bucket dredger "Hope"

 Hollyoaks Cycles King Street Ramsgate

Holy Trinity Broadstairs

Sunday 2 August 2020

Do you know your Ramsgate dredgers

Q1 The Tug Aid in the foreground but do you know the name of the bucket dredger behind it on the right of the picture?

 Q2 Where was this Thanet cycle shop?

q3 which thanet church

Link to today's photos

This link takes you to a series of linked pages of Northdown Road in August 2009

yesterday's answers

La Belle Alliance Square Ramsgate just after 24th August 1940, this was the first major civilian raid of the Battle of Britain, the target was Ramsgate. Over 500 bombs fell on the town, 78 houses destroyed and a further 1,200 damaged.

 A block of dies for cutting bsf threads or dyes for cutting freds, well something like that
here's a thread Fred

Saturday 1 August 2020

August is a Wicked Month

Q1 Where and when in Thanet?

Q2 is a mystery object, I have been tidying up in the workshop, so that may help as a clue. 

Link to the rest of the East Kent Critic for 1979

Once again it's a bit hot
 So some of yesterday's and today's photos
I'm not making a lot of fuss about the Pleasurama development this time around
It got a bit hairy last time with the council threatening me with legal action for taking an interest.
This is how things are today

 Pleasurama grinds along and when it is finished I don't think you will be able to see Ramsgate Main Sands from the cliff top so I am getting in quite a few photos this year.
 I am doing my best not to publish shots where you can identify the individual people, I'll publish them in a few years time.

Next yesterday's answers
 St Saviour's Westgate
 Belgian Cafe Ramsgate
Ramsgate Eastern Undercliff around where Nero's was

Do you think it is a good idea to close the pubs and open the schools? I haven't been to a pub, been on a plane or used public transport since the pandemic started, my take is that travel and indoor gatherings are likely to cause the deaths of nurses, doctors, ethnic minorities and old fogies like me.

I read the news today, oh boy
So I have just downloaded the app and joined TicToc 

The Berlin protests surprised me too