Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Plaque Remover

Nothing to do with the old Eastcliff gnashers this. No, toddling along the front during my constitutional this morning, I noticed this empty space where there used to be a commemorative plaque on the East Cliff chine. I seem to recall it was dated 1926, which was presumably when the decorative rocks were erected that give the place its oh-so-Dorset feel.

I'd like to think that the Borough's Director of Works has removed it for restoration, but that's just me and my little fantasy island that I live in. It's much more likely that the skinny bloke in the white van who goes around nicking any piece of spare metal from people's gardens has half-inched the thing, and that it's being melted down at this very moment to make the bronze medals that our plucky British sportsmen and women will be hoovering up in 2012!

11 comments:

ascu75 aka Don said...

Is that how they get olympic medals what a good idea use old junk and recycle it spiffing idea ECR

Anonymous said...

I wish someone would recycle Don.

Anonymous said...

ECR you know anything about the numerous police cars and personel flaoting about at the top of Marina Rd by the kiosk?
Heard someone had jumped but theres nothing on the news about anything happening...

ascu75 aka Don said...

ohhhhhhhh no you dont ......DO YOU?????

Anonymous said...

The sign has been "nicked" but the good news is Conservation at TDC are on the case and it is being replaced.

Anonymous said...

Kent News online says someone jumped -man in his 40s- last evening. Police tried to talk him down unsuccessfully.

Anonymous said...

I can't work out whether Don is just your average Thanet dullard or whether he is in fact some kind of comic genius working on his stand up routine for the Edinburgh fringe. He runs a blog called 'Promote Thanet' in which he bigs up an airport which will in fact be the ruination of Thanet. In the course of 'promoting Thanet' he tells people to fly to Jersey for their holidays. Somebody steals a piece of Ramsgate heritage and he describes it as 'old junk'.

Is he Jimmy Carr or Jimmy Cricket? If anyone can shed any light I'd be grateful.

Peter Checksfield said...

Why don't you ask him, erm, Mr / Mrs / Ms Unknown?

Anonymous said...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/26145039@N06/3608126085/in/set-72157619129638571/

Anonymous said...

The replacement needs to be plastic.

Anonymous said...

Also what happen to the old sign that used to be at the entrance to Dane Park ?