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We moved to Ramsgate in 1949, so Dad could play football for Ramsgate.
In the mid 1950's, when I was 9 or 10 years of age, I traversed the ledge beneath the Ramsgate West cliff.
We (me and my mates) gained access at the western edge of the harbour, just past Jacobs Ladder and walked all the way across, to the area around the West cliff lift.
The ledge looked pretty much the same in 1955 as in the 1948 picture below.
Now, I am wondering if the ledge could have been Mr. Pugin's foot path to the Harbour and his salvaging lugger "The Caroline" .
John Browne, Davis, California
Click on the above picture to read about Pugin and the Grange.
There used to be a concrete wading pool structure down at sea level, near the lift, in those days. You can see the structure in the next picture from 1939.
The next pictures show the same West cliff area in more recent times.
A" Van Gogh like" moment captured recently from the Royal Harbour web cam
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