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IFF Ramsgate!

AviationPosted by Peter Smith Mon, March 26, 2018 23:16:40

Building works in a local Ramsgate store have revealed drawings on the wall dating back to WWII that appear have been to be to help fire watchers of the time identify Luftwaffe aircraft. Click the pic for the story.

Parts of Ramsgate were quite badly damaged during the war and Winston Churchill came to see for himself in August 1940. This pub still survives.

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Posted by Peter Wed, March 28, 2018 22:19:04

A good day for M&S underwear dept I should think!

Posted by G Wed, March 28, 2018 21:41:43

Lucky bugger !!

Posted by Warbirdskies Wed, March 28, 2018 18:23:46

My oldest brother was digging a hole for a pond in his garden a few years ago and struck what he thought was an old drain pipe. He was giving it a good old battering trying to dig it out and suddenly spotted some fins at one end. EOD chappies were called out and it turned out to be a German incendiary bomb, probably dropped following an aborted raid on Liverpool (he lives under the route taken towards L'pool). He was told he was lucky it hadn't gone off! They took it into the field at the back of his property and blew it up...

Posted by G Wed, March 28, 2018 09:42:28

Ta, just with spring coming up and out come the spads and fork handles, just didn't you prodding something which you might get a bill for.😀

Posted by Peter Tue, March 27, 2018 23:16:50

Someone lobbed an egg from a passing van once!

Seriously - not that I am aware of. Just far enough away from Manston and Ramsgate port to be out of the firing line.

Posted by G Tue, March 27, 2018 09:59:16

Any 'nasty thingy's' dropped near to Rose cottage ?

Posted by tony brockett Tue, March 27, 2018 07:20:54

Fascinating piece of local history and let's hope it can be salvaged before a coat of Dulux meets it.

Posted by Marcus Tue, March 27, 2018 04:42:25

Very interesting Peter - thanks for sharing.