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Friday, May 30, 2008

Seaside Postcard 87: cats, cats, cats...

Ramsgate Comic Seaside PostcardRamsgate Comic Seaside Postcard

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.

Ramsgate Comic Seaside Postcard

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.

2 comments:

Tony said...

Looks like somebody in those days made a mistake, the picture referring to the "West Cliff" is in fact the East Cliff. Have you got a very rare card before they rectified the error?

ZumiWeb said...

Oops, you're right of course, with the harbour in the background and the slope down from the Granville staring me in the face. Well spotted Tony! Grrr. I'd beter look more closely at the photos in future...