We're taking the lead in an important project to carry out condition surveys of over 100 war memorials in Ramsgate and are looking for local volunteers who might be willing to help.
We feel that on the centenary of the First World War as we reflect on the events that saw so many people make the ultimate sacrifice, we believe it is vital to ensure our memorials are fitting tributes to the fallen. The project is part of a joint effort between Civic Voice, The War memorials Trust and The Imperial War Museum to help conserve and protect the nation's war memorials for the long term but will rely on local volunteers available to assess their condition to that steps can be taken to preserve them in the proper way.
Due to holidays and a lack of volunteers, unfortunately the Society shop in the Clockhouse will be closed from 1st to 9th February, and only open on any days we can manage the following week. Normal service will resume w/c 15th Feb.
Situated along the East and West Cliffs of Ramsgate are fourteen magnificent Victorian Shelters which were completely revamped under the auspices of the “The Ramsgate Society” in 2013, after many years of neglect.
£540,000 was raised via the Heritage Lottery Fund, TDC, sponsors and local residents. A 16 year lease, awarded to “The Ramsgate Society” by TDC, makes the society responsible for all maintenance including damage by vandals.
Since then repairs, due to vandalism and graffiti, have cost £7100
The Ramsgate Society shop can now be found in the Clock House area of the The Maritime Museum, even though the museum itself is closed for the winter.
The Ramsgate Society Shop is open from 11.00am - 3.00pm, Tuesday through Saturday (Subject to availability of volunteers)
Come and buy a variety of gifts and souvenirs including teddies with the Ramsgate Logo, town trails, fridge magnets, pens, greetings cards, postcards, books, tea towels, views of old Ramsgate on slate, table mats and coasters with Ramsgate views.
The latest magazine is also available to pick up.
Join The Ramsgate Society and help make a difference to your Town.
Perhaps offer to help in the shop - we would appreciate more volunteer help. If you're interested, please speak to Rosemary on 01843 592102