It has been a week or so since I have given Ramsgate a mention and this is mostly due to the number of projects I am assisting at present. The highlight of the past week has been auction watch and watching the number of Ramsgate items that have been up for grabs . Top item of interest recently has to be a Ramsgate Borough Policemans's truncheon that went for £40 with a pair of handcuffs thrown in. Other items also included Pegwell pot lids, Mauchlin boxes and decorative plates that all went cheaply.I would have gone for the lot but after my experience with the Margate Museum when I would buy items for the Museum out of my own pocket and donate. I can honestly say those days are now long gone and now is not the time to lay out on Ramsgate items until I can see some commitment somewhere for a Town Museum or Heritage Center. However should something fall into my lap I will accept it and I cannot refuse rarity . So out of the few recent nick nacks I have is a Tomson and Wotton beer bottle that has down the rounds on facebook and dates anytime from the 1920's to the 1930's plus a 1914 Philpott bottle stopper.
Friday I will be giving Bermondsey antique market a look to see what is up on the market further away.
Wednesday, 5 March 2014
Tuesday, 4 March 2014
The reopening of Tivoli gardens 1901. I have up loaded the program of the re opening of Tivoli gardens in August 1901 and by all accounts a very Victorian affair. Makes good reading for anyone interested in the history of Margate or just enjoy Victoriana .
Following on from the previous posting I also have a few copies of early 20th Century Thanet business receipts and small advertisements.They are very random and please feel free to download, they come from Mick Twyman's research archive. Once again this is a free library service so please feel free to use what you want.
On disc I have many random advertisements from the early part of the twentieth century mostly Margate and Cliftonville plus a few Ramsgate. The origin is the Mick Twyman collection and I think what I have is what Mick kept on disc for research. I have put mostit together as a posting mostly for general interest and if anyone has a particular interest in any of the content please feel free to download as this is a free library style service.I have attached no captions as it is all self explanatory.
Saturday, 1 March 2014
I have been gradually been wading through the Mick Twyman archive of 3,500 images putting items of interest into folders. One subject I have chosen are the hotels in both Margate and Cliftonville that are no longer with us or the buildings have changed. This is a sample so please feel free to download and copy these fine examples of our seaside heritage. Like a DJ I do requests so if there is any particular hotel or guest house you require email me or whatever and I will see if I have it.