Friday, 17 November 2017

Out and about in Ramsgate photos, a new option for Manston and a new hoarding for Pleasurama.

First a few old Ramsgate pictures, click on to expand






Just a page form an album I have probably used before


Here is th elink to today’s out and about in Ramsgate photos http://www.michaelsbookshop.com/1117V/id8.htm

With Manston the options now appear to be.

1 Saving the airport that we once had – the problem here is partly the one we had when? And that there seem to be no viable takers.

2 Building an airfreight hub – I think the problem here is that the resultant air pollution would kill a few thousand people mostly in Broadstairs and be very disruptive on the noise front in Ramsgate.

3 An aviation heritage tourist attraction focused on the two existing museums and using a large proportion of the existing runway – I am yet to work out the problems.

Some new Manson DCO documents on the pins website here are the links to the two significant ones



Pleasurama. The people replacing the site hoarding say the are contractors and their contract is with The Ramsgate Development Company – the know of no plans to to start work on the site.

Here is the link to the books that have just gone out in the bookshop http://michaelsbookshop.blogspot.co.uk/2017/11/the-light-fantastic-in-bookshop.html


Thursday, 16 November 2017

Margate and Herne Bay today

Miss Margate 1968 Click on the pictures to expand them


My day off today, so I was mainly buying books for the bookshop in Ramsgate rather thatn selling them in it.

Lazy morning followed by an early lunch at Wetherspoons in Herne Bay where I bought some books

took a few pictures



On to Margate for the narrow margin between light and low tide 

  for a bit of art


This is the link to the rest of the photos I took today

This is the link to the pictures of the books added to the bookshop yesterday 

A shop I used closing, which is a shame

The streetlights in Margate High Street were turned off, which made it pretty bad

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Ramsgate shops, mobile phones and bad governance.

Our towns, mostly started out as towns of any consequence by being given permission to hold a market.

You had a big village which usually built up because it was by a harbour or where several roads met and eventually permission was granted to hold a market and from that the prosperity developed and the towns were born.

Shops developed because the trades people, tailors, cobblers, brewers and so on sold what they made from their premises and a lot of them offers repair services. Later on shops just buying goods from manufacturers developed and many of them would order items in for people.      

Back in my fairly distant past my family owned a small chain of bookshops in Hertfordshire and the absolute pits of this was ordering books for people.

At that time there were about 2,000 publishers in the UK and the all behaved differently. How long will it take? Will there be a small order surcharge?
 
 Your trousers don't fit is an easy, I'm so sorry I will make you another pair.
 I'm afraid the film you left us to develop of your daughter's wedding dissolved in the developing tank, not soeasy
 The dead seldom come back and complain, but their relations another matter.
 Once cutlers probably had problems with customers whose cutlass broke at the wrong moment.
 And what about the harness that broke in the 2.30 when you custome had money riding on the horse as well as your customer.
Here in my bookshop in Ramsgate we don't order books for customers, years of creating ill will from dedicated hard work in Hertfordshire was enough for me.

As I said previously my mobile phone broke, which if you have children at and neither your children not the school can contact you is a serious matter today.

It was, as it usually is the wosisname you plug the wire in to charge it, and having looked at the instructions for a diy job I realised it was a difficult operation, very deep. so off to the shop that mended my previous phone when it had the same problem.
Walk & Talk and once again mended £25 all good, recommend shop
And yes I am most definitely very glad that I don't have the flack thta must be associated with doing this.









On the governance front, taking the trade from the towns and setting at WC well what can you say

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Some old Harbour Parade Ramsgate photos ana moan





It’s my hypotenuse you know doctor, but oh but the worst of it was my phone, it went wrong last night. Recently I have become dependent on my phone and it stopped working, terrible really, and so – having ordered part B, which was much cheaper in China – took it to the phone shop.

I am now using one of the phones that my children used to use – a Samsung, it’s a veritable antique of a phone and completely unable to handle the preinstalled Samsung bloatware which must have been smaller when it was first manufactured.

I’m not really sure if it will stabilise before it runs out of memory.

I did a bit more on the new painting from the Pav 




And here is the link to the photos of the books that went out yesterday http://michaelsbookshop.blogspot.co.uk/2017/11/rail-transport-books-in-bookshop.html  

Monday, 13 November 2017

Old photos Margate, Cliftonville and Ramsgate another sketch started in Wetherspoons Ramsgate and work starts on Pleasurama?

 Click on the pictures to expand them





I'm  still obsessing about Harbour Parade in Ramsgate

A friend customer wosisname brought this one in to help me out

It says Royal Oak Hotel opposite the harbour on the end so I haven't had to go for a lie down

I recommend you join the We Love Ramsgate Facebook page, here is the link https://www.facebook.com/groups/516220578418850/


Next Pleasurama, looks like work on the fence, a bit short of lunchtime so only zoomed the camera.






I couldn't get the same table as before so started another picture out a different window which may become The Royal

next phone pictures in Wetherspoons Ramsgate







this is the link to the books that went out in the bookshop on Saturday

the pictures of fiction on the shelves in the bookshop are being updated at the moment and this is the link