Friday, 12 August 2022

4 Thanet Photos to identify, the answers to Wednesday's Quiz


 1 where in Thanet

2 Where in Thanet

3 Which Thanet pub

4 Where in Thanet or which hotel

Wednesday's answers

 1 Where in Thanet answer Wellington Crescent 1919 see

2 Where in Thanet, This is Hazardous Row. If you were to draw a line through middle of the the buildings on the seaward side of Margate's this is what it looked like. The Kings Head should have been a dead giveaway  

3 Which Thanet pub is the charabanc parked outside Well it says on the photo The Foresters Boundary Road, however it does look wrong. 

here is the link to the books we priced today here at Michael's Bookshop in Ramsgate

I have been spending much of the day looking up books about politics which includes a strange speed game with Amazon where the link to the cheaper copies of books vanishes after a few seconds. I guess after being open for a few months we will need to list some of the books that didn't sell in the bookshop and are too good for the 5 and 10p book sale. By listing I mean putting them on Amazon as cheaply as possible, I pay a subscription and a hefty commission to Amazon who then try to hide my listings so they can sell it more expensively.

eBay is still pretty straightforward as is abe books, putting the title and author of the book you want straight into Google is much better than it used to be. 

My purpose in doing all this looking up is to sure the books in Michael's Bookshop in Ramsgate, where I work, are cheaper than similar copies of the same books on the internet.

Wednesday, 10 August 2022

3 Thanet photos to identify, Answers to Monday's Quiz and Worstsellers in the Bookshop


 1 Where in Thanet

2 Where in Thanet

3 Which Thanet pub is the charabanc parked outside 

Worstsellers and the bookshop

There is often mention of bestsellers but strangely enough you don't hear much about worstsellers however here at Michaels Bookshop in Ramsgate reducing the price of books that don't sell, often to 5 or 10p is what keeps the book stock alive. I am in the middle of doing the two worst sections, health and politics. There are even worse subjects for secondhand books, computers and law, spring to mind, but we don't stock those subjects at all.  

Mills and Boon bodice rippers always go straight out on the sale shelves at 5p 
but some of the rest of it ??

On a brighter note here is the 
that we priced today

On to Monday's answers 

1 when do you reckon this photo was taken? obviously well before 1897 when Madeira Walk and the red brick arches by the harbour were built, looking at the tower of the Granville I think this is a very early picture taken just after the tower was built in about 1870.

2 When did it burn down and what is it called and what's happened to it now? Marine Terrace April 2003 Godden's Gap later Empire of Light stage set

3 Where in Thanet was this photo taken? Pier Yard, you can see the obelisk on the left of the picture as for the date, probably late 1950s or early 1960s

Monday, 8 August 2022

Three Thanet Photos to answer questions about, the answer to Saturday's question, ramble from the bookshop.

1 when do you reckon this photo was taken?

2 When did it burn down and what is it called and what's happened to it now?

3 Where in Thanet was this photo taken?

This is the link to pictures of the books we priced in the bookshop today

When it comes to the good old days I have very mixed feelings. I have, for instance, reservations about reintroducing the exotic dancers (strippers) in our Thanet's main seaside bars. These were the norm rather than the exception in the 1960s and 1970s.  However just at the moment, working away here in Michael's Bookshop in Ramsgate, one of my jobs today is to attach little labels to edges of the wooden shelves (don't even mention chipboard bookshop shop fittings that bend or the metal ones that cut into the books). Sorry where was I, yes drawing pins. I have one box which says "1 gross of drawing pins 3/6" and another which says drawing pins 99p on it. Pins from the older box work reasonably well, however the ones I bought recently bend when you try to push them into wood.  Sorry I digress again,

We spent Sunday expanding the crime fiction section in the bookshop and purring up some headers. We are just too busy, too many customers to do this type of thing with the shop open.

This is all to do with the price of pulp fiction 

yesterday's Answer 

Both of these pictures show fire officers from the same Thanet fire brigade, but which one? As you see above on the picture Margate. What sparked this question off was a comment on an old blog post identifying one of the fireman in the picture below here is the link to it

This one shows the fire station building too which may help.

next a few old Margate fire photos, click to expand

Margate fire station V Margate police 

Finally a couple of sketches in my sketchbook in the bookshop today

I have been trying some different portrait styles recently which can see on my Facebook page

Here is the link

With the bookshop open and me pretending to work as a shop assistant I have much more time for blogging