Ramsgate can trace its history back to 1274 when it was first mentioned in official
court records of the Hundred of Ringslow. In the 700+ years since, the town’s identity
has been influenced by many famous residents and events of interest. This site is
dedicated to collating, discussing and publishing Ramsgate’s history through documents,
pictures and your memories.
We have a collection of over 400 old Ramsgate photos, available to view as a slide show. Recently added are photos of Ramsgate’s Invicta MCC and the Ramsgate Motorcycle Sprints.
DOCUMENTS As original documents become available we’re scanning and publishing them online for viewing or printing. The list includes books and reports of local significance. RESEARCH From this page you can access online resources to help with researching or just to browse. Links include directories, maps & other sites of interest.
Old Publicity Films and links to online film footage of old Ramsgate dating back
as far as 1919
INTERACTIVE RAMSGATE View and compare old maps, photos etc. with modern satellite
imagery. See through the maps and view what’s there today.
We need your help to expand this site. We welcome any stories, photographs, documents,
film or any other contribution you can offer. If you know of any additional information,
fact, sources of information or if you have any comments, corrections or memories
we would like to hear from you.
We can scan your contributions and return them to you, or if you would rather they
didn’t go out of your sight we may be able to come to you. If you already have digital
images you would like to share you can email them to us or upload them to our server