Ramsgate, Kent
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

Does Anyone Remeber The Pop Gigs At The West Cliffe Hall/Ballroom In The Early 1960's.

In 1963 I was a vocalist with a Pop Group called Johnny & The Bobcats. I seem to recall we were booked to raise money for the Ramsgate F.C. We played in the West Cliffe three times, once on our own, once with Duffy Power on the bill and once with Deke ...Read full memory

A memory of Ramsgate by John Maskell

Usaf At Manston In The 1950s

My memory refers to Manston Airport when the USAF were there in the 50's. We had a summer holiday home and every year there was a new set of American children to play with. I was 11, and Britain was a very boring place in those days, the Americans were so colourful and exotic. If any of those children were to ...Read full memory

A memory of Ramsgate by Coral Kite

St.Augustines Abbey School/College,Grange Road

My elder brother and I, attended the school between 1961-1969 as day-boys. I cannot find out why the school left Ramsgate to take premises in Westgate-on-Sea, and why the buildings in Ramsgate were totally demolished in 1973, were they unsafe, were there financial problems?! The school in ...Read full memory

A memory of Ramsgate by Joe Logan