Wednesday 10 July 2024

Click to expand pictures of Ramsgate, Pegwell, Margate, Broadstairs and Sarre mills

  Starting with Ramsgate 

I should say that I have cheated a bit with this post and added some more pictures to a previous post of mine.

This first lot are Grange Road Mill

Looking on the 1822 Ramsgate map you can see there were once 3 mills where Grange Road is now

Hudson's Mill, the original Pugin designed shape 
which as you can see from the photo was extended upwards and towards you to make a bigger one

Pegwell you can see the mill top left of the photo, this is the only photo of this mill I know of although it appears in several local prints

Broadstairs next

St Peter's Mill

then on to Margate

Hoopers mill at Zion Place 

Then to Sarre Mill, the photos I took some time ago have become a record of this mill which looks to be in a pretty bad way now, but is still just about standing.

A quick ramble now 
Keir Starmer pen sketch

First another attempt at drawing the new prime minister Keir Starmer I think this is a bit better than the last one, I am hoping eventually to get the economy of line down to the point where I can do a caricature of him. 

Getting a likeness with portraits is one of the most difficult aspects of drawing and I find drawing the same person several times helps.

Here at Michaels Bookshop where I work in Ramsgate the impact of the recent election still seems to be positive with book sales steady and if anything a little bit up on before the election. Fiction and Kent local history are leading the way. 


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