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.

Welcome to RamsgateHistory.com

where you can help write history


This page lists short articles remembering Ramsgate and associated events. Some are personal stories, others are short résumés of local history.

Old maps that have been scanned for on screen viewing


Old Publicity Films and links to online film footage of old Ramsgate dating back as far as 1919

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