2023 marks the centenary of the appointment of Ramsgate’s first female mayor and greatest benefactor, Dame Janet Stancomb-Wills. Her achievements are central to the 23 for 23 celebrations, including the fully-booked talk by Laura Probert on 26th Oct at the Sa Clu Hotel and a new blue plaque now at East Court on the East Cliff.

The plaque was unveiled by our Mayor of Ramsgate, Councillor Pat Moore, before a large crowd that included local ‘royalty’. A copy of the Mayor’s speech about Dame Janet can be seen in full on this website – go to Archives and click for ‘Linked Documents’

Many thanks to Denise Blunn for arranging the blue plaque, for the hospitality at the event and for co-ordinating the 23 for 23 project with the Ramsgate History Working Group.

Terry Prue