Even before I entered the building I knew many of the postcards that would be on display and to see them again was like being reunited with old friends. However, I was really impressed at the quality of the research and the fact that all the exhibits were original material. Perhaps the lasting memory I have of the exhibition is the fact that at the time some postcards that were considered too vulgar in Margate by magistrates were acceptable in Ramsgate.
The exhibition runs until 2nd August and there will be a talk on the subject of comic postcards and the law held at the Margate Museum on Saturday 30th July at 14:00 hrs.
On Saturday I did a little bit at the Margate Museum and it is very much a case of all hands to the pump. The volunteers of the Friends of the Margate Museum have been very industrious cleaning, tidying and just organising and rearranging at the Museum. On my part I returned a spoon from a paddle steamer company that was in the Maritime cabinet that was given back to me when the Museum closed a few years back. I have managed to lay my hands on some crowns for the Friends Group to sell as souvenirs in the shop once it is up and running. Plus I have some exhibits to add to the displays.
of the 1922 Ramsgate Corporation act which I will donate to the town council archives once I have read it. However, I am beginning to find that trying to obtain Ramsgate items is far harder than trying to find than anything related to Margate but I am working away slowly but surely.