Golddream – an exhibition

Running from March 4th 2019 – April 13th 2019, Golddream is a 50th anniversary exhibition of posters and photographs from those heady student days of the flower-power era of the late 1960s and early 70s. I was a member of the Goldsmiths College ‘Class’ of 1966-1970 for most of which time it was an ‘external’ […]

Short Memories – Snowmageddon 2018

There seems to be a memory issue these days.. and it’s not mine.. except short-term! For some reason when it comes to issues with the weather, everyone seems to forget what it was like just a few years ago when making comparisons with the recent cold snap. I appreciate that comparisons are sometimes notoriously difficult […]

Margate Caves Archeological Dig

Margate Caves are located at 1 Northdown Road not far from Trinity Square in Margate, the site of the old Holy Trinity Church that was bombed in 1943 and finally demolished in 1958 after laying semi-derelict, but not totally irreparable, for about 15 years. The history of this man-made cave, sometimes referred to as The […]

The Tides – Some Clarification Needed!

There would appear to be quite a lot of confusion about exactly how tides work, so I thought I would try and put together as brief a guide as I could to cover this topic. Fundamentally, the tides are governed by the status of the moon. Spring tides coincide with ‘full’ moons and ‘new’ moons (nothing […]

Storm-Surge Friday

Not as bad as it could have been, but freezing my mitts off (4C with a major gale-force wind-chill!) taking this one at St. Mildred’s Bay, Westgate, on the way back from ‘work’ today at the Quex Powell-Cotton Museum. At least it was fine! Stopped off previously for a mocha at my new favourite café, […]

Storm Caroline??

It’s December 12th at 3.30pm. It was wet and very blustery but very mild at 12C, here in Margate this morning. Suddenly there is s bit of blue in the sky and the wind has gone down to almost a flat calm, along with the sea state, at least on this side of the Isle […]

A Walk in the (new) Park…??

All text and images, copyright David Riddle, January 2000 (known changes by 2016 in italics) A lot of people put up with living in a large city purely to enjoy the convenience it offers even if, as residents, we probably rarely venture further than the local shops at the week-end and only hit the ‘smoke’ during […]