The Isle of Thanet ? A view from 1846

I?ve made a trip back into the and today have for you sections from ?A practical, guide to the watering and sea-bathing places, on the coasts of Kent, Sussex, and Hampshire? published in 1846.

The three larger towns of Thanet are reviewed in detail and I had a smile when I read this passage:

Of the three watering places in the Isle of Thanet, Ramsgate is considered as the most fashionable, Margate as the most lively and bustling, Broadstairs as the most quiet and retired.

Things don?t change that much do they? (Apart from perhaps Margate but hopefully her glory days will return.)

The book provides a good read and I always enjoy reading about the history of the local area. The section starts with Margate (), moves on to Ramsgate (), and then finishes with Broadstairs (). You can view the sections below in the embedded reader or you can view the or you can in Abobe PDF format (2.2MB).

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