Ramsgate, Kent
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Ramsgate and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.


My greatgrandfather Giles Chandler ran a small fleet of fishing smacks from Ramsgate harbour in late 1800s and early 1900s. The Progress, Peace and Spray were some of them. The Progress was lost with all hands during a storm in October ...Read full memory

A memory of Ramsgate by Pat Mills

Charles Chedgey

My great grandfather, Charles Chedgey, was given a gold watch by the employees of the Granville Hotel in May 1900. I`d be interested to know the circumstances whereby hotel employees could afford to present him with an engraved expensive gold watch. Chris Chedgey

A memory of Ramsgate by Chris Chedgey

Ramsgate C 1952

I was born in Ramsgate in 1950 in Addington Street where my father and mother had a drapers shop. My mother used to take me out all over the place but my favourite of all was the Waterfall, as a child I remember the coloured ...Read full memory

A memory of Ramsgate by e.percy5