Tuesday, 5 September 2017

A couple of tall ships in Ramsgate Harbour today, Some Ramsgate Photos for 2007 and the sharp end of god bothering in Deal

You know how it is when the zealous missionary type turns up and wants to convert you into some sect or some other sect. Personally I’m an Anglican, but when it comes to spreading the word I don’t really go further than having a “Mind Body and Spirit” section in the bookshop.

I can for instance sell you a King James Bible, or a book to help you improve your Wicca. Many years ago while working for a chain of religious booksellers I got a severe ticking of for ordering “Teach Yourself Astrology” (on their banned book list) which is a tricky area. click here and read the quote in today's bookshop post to see what I mean

Back in the day the Teach Yourself and Made Simple series were so popular that customers would ask. “Where’s you make yourself simple books, and shop assistants like me would know exactly what they meant.

But this being a local history “East Kent” blog post we are going back to 1893 and as this is Missions to Seamen stuff based in the town of Deal, which is the place you can see from Ramsgate cliff top to the far right.

Rev Thomas Stanley Treanor was the local sky pilot, this involved launching and open sailing boat by sliding it down greased planks on Deal beach and then getting the sail up pdq, apparently he was out more that 300 days a year and as he was mostly ministering to ships sheltering in The Downs, this must have included the bad weather days.

I have just repaired the sample pages for this book so here are the links.




the other lot I have just repaired are some snaps from a couple of short walks in Ramsgate in March 2007, hare is the link to what is now one webpage with the pictures on it http://www.michaelsbookshop.com/307/

And finally click here for today's snaps 




  

No comments:

Post a Comment

Please note comments that may be libellous, comments that may be construed as offensive, anonymous derogatory comments about real people, comments baiting internet trolls, comments saying that an anonymous comment was made by a named real person, boring comments and spam comments, comments in CAPs will be deleted. Playground stuff like calling real people by their time stamp or surname alone, referring to groups as gangs, old duffers and so on will result in deletion. Comment that may be construed as offensive to minority groups is not allowed here either, so think before you write it, remember that the internet is a public place, that it is very difficult to be truly anonymous and that everyone who uses it leaves a trail of some sort. Also note the facility to leave anonymous comment will be turned of during periods when I am unable to monitor comment, this will not affect people commenting who are signed on to their blogger accounts. When things are particularly difficult on the commercial spam front I may turn comment moderation on for periods.

If you feel that someone has left a comment that is offensive and directed at you personally please email me (link on the sidebar) asking to have it removed, you will need to tell which post and the date and timestamp of the offending comment. Please do not reply to the offending comment as I will assume you continuing the dialogue as meaning that you want the comments left there.