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Saturday, 22 November 2008

Storms and Margate Harbour































































































At this moment in time the Margate Harbour Wall is taking everthing the elements can throw at it. The current construction started in 1810 and there is a long history behind the construction and the storms it had to face. This article is written by Historians for Historians and is very detailed covering the construction up until the ill fated Turner Center proposals. It has been throughly researched and is for downloading.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

This isnt to do with your piece Tony - i need sometime to zoom in on your pieces! not after 2 glasses of wine i add! (only 2!) i thought Tony Flaig did very well on tv - got in 2 digs about the mueseum and Northdown house - apparently the museum is to form part of the sea front regeneration - any ideas to it's new home? Great to see Sandy didnt manage to muscle in on the programme with his usual waffle about how prosperous Margate is looking with its cafes (nothing else and they havent got any customers!)

Tony Beachcomber said...

Annon, that's news to me about the Museum forming part of sea front generation. I know they are looking into a Dreamland seaside heritage park, perhaps it could be part of their line of thinking.
Then there is the Turner Centre and some of the art in the Margate Museum is Turner inspired, perhaps some of the collection could end up there.
The real benchmark of how this Council can be measured on heritage is the Tudor House. How many years has this restored Tudor House been closed during the Tourist season. All they have to do is come up with some ideas, put up some money and open the doors. Its not rocket science.

Anonymous said...

I passed a very enjoyable day killing time in Rochester yesterday - now Medway council could teach TDC a thing or 2 - the Guildhall museum was very informative, maybe the Margate museum could rise like a phoenix with a central theme being the life of Turner in Margate with houses, that he frequented! and scenes that he painted featured. The Dickens theme at Guildhall museum was very well done. The shops in Rochester were good too, despite Bluewater and Chatham outlet centre being so near!

Tony Beachcomber said...

Annon, This time of year Rochester does have this buzz about it.
I like going around all the coastal towns just to see what going on, especially on the Museum Heritage side. I must have visted most Museums on the south coast at least once in the past decade. My favourite is Weymouth museum which has a collection on par with the Ramsgate maritime museum except they have more of it. Also Weymouth has maximised it's maritime surroundings.
Bearing mind that Hastings and Whitstable in the late seventies were in the same boat as Margate is today . I feel Margate's way forward is to look what works elsewhere and improve on it and adopt it. Bit like the Japanese did with the motor industry.