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A Fashionable Place - Stories From Ramsgate

By Nick Evans


4 in stock

SKU: BOO-218GNE-019 Categories:


Finally, the long-awaited addition to the series of popular Thanet nostalgia books written by author Nick Evans. He turns his attention to Ramsgate, on the south-east side of the Isle, facing the English Channel and France.


In the early 19th century Ramsgate was becoming a fashionable seaside resort. Attested by the building of assembly rooms, new crescents and squares. The town also became a vital port of embarkation for thousands of soldiers heading off for the Napoleonic Wars, culminating in the Battle of Waterloo.

The new book

Using popular postcards of the early and mid-20th century along with rarely seen images from the Sunbeam Photography Collection, this nostalgic book recalls some of the forgotten aspects of the town's history. For example, the shops local people enjoyed visiting and the busy foreshore catering for all classes. Also the greyhound racing at Gumption Station, the nation's oldest brewery and the fragrant fields of Cliffsend.  It forms a heady mix to stir memories of years past.


This is a 96-page landscape book. Available to order online now and on sale in Westgate Galleria. Nick Evans' books always sell quickly so do not miss this opportunity to make sure you get your copy.

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Additional information

Weight 0.410 kg
Dimensions 23 × 15.5 × 3 cm


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