Friday, May 30, 2008
Seaside Postcard 87: cats, cats, cats...
A regular theme in cards, cats seem to bring luck to whatever resort they are associated with - on the postcards anyway. Perhaps we should encourage more cats to visit Thanet...or perhaps that wouldn't help. Anyway this 1924 card continues the theme, and although a bit battered, opens to reveal a strip of photos ofthe town, harbour and beaches.
One includes the Sands and West Cliff Promenade with a pier - I hadn't realised there was a pier at the West Cliff end. I must get a book about piers from Michael's Bookshop and fill this gap in my knowledge. And the promenade pretty much ends at the Paragon (or maybe at the lookout), as the full promenade that goes past the boating pool (bandstand as it was then) wouldn't be built for another few years.
That book will be A Fateful Finger of Iron (which is about the main promenade pier at the other end of town). No doubt pictures of Ramsgate piers feature in many of the other titles.