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 […]

A Ride around North Woolwich

This article was first produced in 2001 for members of the Westcombe Society, Blackheath and the Greenwich Industrial History Society and linked on their original Web sites. In the course of 15 years, this area of East and South-East London has changed dramatically, so where there have been changes, the text has been edited to clarify the route […]