Wednesday 28 September 2022
Sorry I didn't get as far as replying to all the Facebook comments relating to the miniature coach photos (part of the Mick Twyman collection) that I posted on Monday, these coaches transported children from Dreamland car park to the amusement park during the 1950s and 60s.
With Facebook I do my best to link the local history posts I put here to appropriate local Facebook groups and the painting and drawings I put on my own Facebook page to various Facebook art groups.
Monday 26 September 2022
This batch of photos come from a Thanet collection but only say "Models & Mini Bus" on them
Saturday 24 September 2022
Friday 23 September 2022
If like me you lived in Thanet, back in the day, then you only have to think of past shopping and images of Northdown Road come to mind.
For us in the 1960s and 1970s the main shopping areas were Ramsgate and Northdown Road although we also regularly did Canterbury and Deal too.
Back in August 2009 I took a series of pictures of Northdown Road in Margate, below are the links to the pages of pictures I took then.
In May 2011 I didn’t do it quite so comprehensively, I only did the middle bit, these links take you to those pictures.
I hardly managed to buy any books in Northdown Road but did manage to buy some later when I went down into Margate.
Obviously there has been a considerable improvement in Northdown Road, but as I don't buy much in the way of Bric-à-brac, old furniture and antiques combined with there being hardly any books for sale in the shops I visited I found it very hard to judge. Normally a lot of the antiques shops I visit have plenty of books and normally I buy quite a lot.The Margate Bookshop this is a new bookshop and although small it has a very good stock and is worth a visit if you buy new books.
Today of course I am back at work in Michel's Bookshop in Ramsgate where we are still busy, I had expected business to slacken off when the schools went back but it hasn't really.