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January 18th Talk on Ramsgate Historic Quarter
18 January @ 7:00 am - 8:00 pm£2.88
We start 2024 with a talk by Robert Milton Wallace, a writer and filmmaker who moved to Ramsgate in 2016. After taking an MSc in Architectural Conservation at the Kent School of Architecture, Robert launched the Ramsgate Historic Quarter regeneration scheme as a joint venture with English Heritage and Thanet District Council to help conserve historic buildings, promote neighbourhood pride and encourage visitor numbers.
The Ramsgate Historic Quarter grew up around the Upper High Street area of the town from the 17th century. The area was originally known as Westminster, not only because of the road pointing in a westerly direction but also because of the quality of its architecture. Among the surviving examples are the red brick Georgian mansions and Dutch Gabled cottages that were homes to sea captains and merchants engaged at Kent’s busiest port.
Robert will advocate the benefits to be gained today by recognising the unique character of this area. Not just from protecting and conserving its historic building but also from contemplating about what this area tells us about how life was lived in the 17th and 18th Centuries
This talk will take place on January 18th at the San Clu Hotel in their downstairs meeting room with full disabled access and much nearby on street parking. To attend you must book in advance at £2.88 a ticket. Doors open at 6:30pm for a 7pm start. Non-members are requested to make a further voluntary donation of £3.
Book at https://bit.ly/HistoricQuarterTalk or use “Website” link below