Smoking kippers! I see today's Isle of Thanet Gazunder is reporting rumours that Ramsgate's Maritime Museum may become a fish market and fish restaurant. I wonder if my old culinary chum Rick Stein has seen the Cannes of Kent's potential at last? It would be a shame, though, if all the shenanigans that have gone on between our council and the East Kent Maritime Trust, who run the museum, were to deprive us of a spot of heritage. After all, the whiff of rotting buildings that the council have neglected already pervades Ramsgate. Why not let the fishy folk have a go at tarting them up first?
Meanwhile as you can see from my fabby new sidebar feed, Thanet Coast Life is running the story of the Cervia, the old steam tug next to the museum, which was in fact tarted up with public funds not so long ago but has since been allowed to fall into a most parlous condition. I first reported on the state of this once proud piece of maritime machinery back in October last year. Now you apparently can't even board her without doing a risk assessment first. Shameful.
Click here to read museum story in the Isle of Thanet Gazunder
Click here to read October's post on the Cervia
Click here to read the amazing history of the Cervia