R & R was most enjoyable and weather from Easter Sunday onwards was excellent for the time of year.
It was sad to see how quiet Margate was yesterday as I returned home via Marine Terrace, compared to Keswick. Keswick has been packed with visitors from home and abroad for the past two weeks. Its closed Woolworths is already thriving with new tenants doing a brisk trade and as for 'recession', this Easter holiday has exceeded last year, according to local businesses.
I was delighted to see that Northdown House hasn't burned down yet and that the only arson seems to have ocurred in Ramsgate. I am still interested in when TDC is going to get back our £45,000 for fencing around 'The Scenic Railway' and insist on repairs or compulsory purchase 12 months on from last year's April bonfire and TDC's fine words on strong action.
Good to see the Adscene has further info about Thor and decontamination work that will take at least 10 years to complete.
Also pleased to see that CGP is putting KCC/TDC in its dubious EKO LLP partnership on the spot in regard to China Gateway. I will comment in detail about this in due course.
I was very glad to find that TDC's Conservatives are seriously considering the future with or without their present leadership and that 'crunch' time has been delayed until 6th May. An extra two weeks to weigh up the situation is good news and I hope that the decisions taken in due course will enable the Conservative members to go forward as a united and re-invigorated group under reputable Leadership.
All About Ramsgate and Broadstairs 1864 and a minor Manston DCO update - Another old Ramsgate guide book featured today Here is the coloured frontispiece by W. McConnell And here some pages for you to read ...
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