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About 'The Ramsgate Society'
Ramsgate is an historic town in East Kent, forming a fundamental part of the wider Kent history. Around 47 or so years ago some of Ramsgate's citizens decided to form a society to promote Ramsgate's history and to help the town look to the future. There were changes afoot at that time that would have seen the loss of much of the town's character so there was a clear need for a local civic society, and so The Ramsgate Society was born.
The Ramsgate Society does, of course, recognise the past and is justly proud of the many heritage buildings of the Regency, Georgian and Victorian periods - set in the many town squares and crescents. With the Royal Harbour this all goes to make Ramsgate the architectural gem that it is.
In support of our heritage The Ramsgate Society also runs a series of Costumed Walks around the town telling of the town's past and its noteworthy residents and visitors - and it has many.
Besides the historical aspect The Ramsgate Society participates in planning matters and, in doing so, looks to the future to encourage architectural awareness and sensitive development. All within the extensive Conservation Areas and the wider townscape and outlying villages.
Society members keep in touch with activities etc. through our quarterly magazine 'About Ramsgate', to which members are encouraged to contribute. Contributions are received from around the world from people who have a connection with the town and it is out of these contributions that rare items of interest of our past sometimes come.