Tag Archives: Thanet

Archive Footage of the Viking Ship ?Hugin?

We of Thanet love our history, due partly to the fact that we have so much of it here and one of the sights that greet visitors entering Thanet is the Viking Ship Hugin which is found at Pegwell Bay. ? Continue reading ?

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Euroferries on BBC ? Inside Out

Euroferries will be the subject of an ?Inside Out? report to be broadcast on BBC1 on Monday 8th February @ 7:30pm and it will have a contribution from local author Jane Wenham-Jones, who you will remember wrote the article ?Ferry ? Continue reading ?

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The Isle of Thanet ? A view from 1846

I?ve made a trip back into the Google library 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 ? Continue reading ?

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Photos in the Thanet Extra

During the snowy spells last week a couple of the local Thanet newspapers asked for reader?s photos via tweets from their Twitter profiles: @YourThanet, @ThanetExtra I duly obliged and send them a link to my Flickr set and told them ? Continue reading ?

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IOSH urges businesses and communities to do the right thing by clearing snow and ice

Last week I asked Why were our pavements not gritted? and it was suggested in the comments that there was a possibility of getting sued if you did this and someone fell over on the part you had ?cleared?. This ? Continue reading ?

Posted in Local News, Nature & Environment | Tagged grit, Health & Safety, ice, IOSH, liable, pavements, snow, | 1 Comment

The Britannia Pub, Margate ? Closed for Business

Reading yesterday?s Thanet Times I was a little shocked to see that the Britannia Pub in Margate has closed down, which is bad news for Thanet as I would consider it one of the best live music venues in the ? Continue reading ?

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Why were our pavements not gritted?

The UK seemed to be obsessed with grit for the past week, it?s diminishing supplies, and how the roads would get gritted, but there was no mention of grit for pavements, which I believe proved to be even more treacherous ? Continue reading ?

Posted in Nature & Environment, Ramsgate | Tagged community, grit, ice, legal, pavements, , snow, , weather | 7 Comments