Take a trip down memory lane with Ralph – Mr Ramsgate – Hoult

Ralph has thousands of pictures of old Ramsgate

Mr Ramsgate -aka Ralph Hoult -has a host of history events lined up – and is even offering to take his talk and photos on the road to clubs in Thanet.

Ralph, who was invested with an OBE at Buckingham Palace last month, has a unique collection of more than 4,000 images of Ramsgate built up over 40 years,

The images go back to the earliest years of photography and hold different memories for different people. The shows are  a history lesson but “Old Ramsgate – A Trip Down Memory Lane” with many anecdotes and memories of past audiences.

Lord Sanger’s Palace

There are 24 titles of Ramsgate’s past, including A Day at the Seaside; Ramsgate at War; Ramsgate Entertains and Bygone Celebrities of Ramsgate with many of the world’s most famous names having a Ramsgate connection.

DId you know that Julius Caesar loaded near Ramsgate in , as did Saint Augustine in 597AD?

Turner’s view of Ramsgate harbour

You may know that The Royal Harbour of Ramsgate is the only Royal Harbour in the UK.

The first International hoverport in the world was Ramsgate and Ramsgate man Mr Lazlett invented the motorcycle twist grip.

Lord George Sanger

Following the success of Old Ramsgate, Ralph and TCDT are now  working on Old Thanet with some equally amazing images.

Ramsgate History Workshop Club is held:

Pleasurama fire 1998

Fridays 10am to noon at the Thanet Community Development Trust building in Lillian Road Ramsgate

St Laurence Church Hall on the second Thursday in the month at 7-30pm

Custom House on the third Thursday of the month at 7-30pm

Second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at 10am until noon at Westwood Tesco’s Community Space for the Thanet Seniors Friendship Club over 50’s

Ralph and TCDT will take the show to clubs in Thanet during the daytime once or twice a year at no cost, unless travel costs are involved.

Get in touch and book your nostalgia experience  by calling Ralph on 07969 672 674 or email [email protected]