Monday 9 January 2023

Old Thanet Pictures


 Starting with Ramsgate.The pier was built in 1879 and demolished in 1930. We publish a book about the pier
Here is a picture of the last bit of the demolition of Ramsgate pier in 1930

These three pictures show Ramsgate sands before 1860 when railway station was built on the site of the coastguard station and boatyards

This is Margate pier after the storm that finally demolished it in 1978
This next group of three pictures show the aftermath of the storm in 1938

Sorry I haven't posted for a while I've rather gone off social media recently.

As you would expect, working here at Michael's Bookshop in Ramsgate, I have been reading a lot of books and not much in the way of phone or computer screens.

We have several new Thanet local history books at the editing stage of publication at the moment.

Work wise Michael's Bookshop here in Ramsgate has been steadily busy since Christmas with plenty of interesting titles coming in link to our new acquisitions blog 

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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.