Dead Dolphin ashore May 2016

Dead Dolphin ashore May 2016

Friday, 29 February 2008

Stirling Castle shoe leather


This picture is of shoe leather recovered from the Stirling Castle, it was on display in the Bleak House maritime museum for many years. It is not uncommon to find pieces of leather almost identical to those in the picture washed up on the beach, especially this time of the year. Sandwich Bay is the real hot spot, but the only problem is that once it leaves the water and starts to dry, it deteriorates. Last year I also found part of a onion bottle and brass dividers in some old netting washed up. From the debris in the netting it was obvious the netting had been wrapped around some old wreck. It would be impossible to identify the wreck but the items found can give a date. Anyway such finds do make a good collection.

Monday, 25 February 2008

Tudor Gun found on the Goodwins 1951


A Tudor poop deck gun on display in Bleak House. The piece of paper besides it states it was trawled up NE of the Goodwins in 1951. It is in surprisingly good condition considering it has had no conservation treatment and it is from the Mary Rose era. The picture was taken shortly after the closure of the Bleak House Museum.

Viking Bay ox yoke

Back to theme of finding things on the beach. This little gem or not so little gem is a ox yoke found washed up in Viking Bay in 1911. The photograph was taken in Bleak House where it was on display in the maritime museum for years. Surprisingly enough it is very heavy.

Pieces of Margate Jetty

This little gem is a piece of Margate Jetty and lives in the Maritime room in the Margate Museum. When I look at it I often think how many pieces of the jetty both large and small were salvaged thirty years ago when the jetty went down. My claim to fame is a piece of salvaged yarrow decking in my loft. I suspect there are many pieces of Jetty tucked away in the most unlikeliest places inThanet. Perhaps one day it may be possible to form a picture archive of salvaged pieces of jetty of where they are now and what they become. If you got a piece let me know.

Saturday, 23 February 2008

Grenham Bay







This is one for the geography buffs, Grenham Bay photgraphs from the air without the sea defence. Another features the chalk stacks which I believe were blown up because they were unsafe. Has anyone any info on this.

Wednesday, 20 February 2008

East Pier television jockey scales.





Nostalgia for some and ancient history for others.


The days when it was possible to be weighed in and have a ice cream at the same time at the East Pier.


The minor details of this photo blown up is Ramsgate at its best, pure nostalgia.

Eastcliff and Harbour

Another one for the Ramsgate collectors to download. It speaks for itself, pre war Eastcliff and Harbour with no 1940 bomb damage.

Tuesday, 19 February 2008

Ramsgate Airport




Ramsgate Airport from my redskin collection, the water tower looks realy lonely without the wimpey estate. On the coast the north foreland lighthouse is visable,

1940's tea party

When Simon Moores Thanetlife was in full throttle I would often send in pictures from the Margate Museum sunbeam collection.

One of my favourites is this veiw taken from the roof of the Westbrook Bathing Pavillion which was built in 1914. This veiw captures the tranquility of the 1948 seaside perfectly with afternoon tea. The lady in 1940's fashion makes this picture a real treat and the hair style is realy something. The Sunbeam collection belongs to Thanet District Council and is kept in the Margate Museum for all to see.