Isle of Thanet Kelly's Directory 1936


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THE ISLE OF THANET

The area of the island is 26,179 acres. Its extent from north to south from Epple Bay to Marsh Farm, abutting on the Stour at Minster, is about four miles; and from west to east, from Sarre  Bridge to North Foreland Lighthouse, eleven miles.

The temperature at Margate is slightly warmer in winter and cooler in summer than London.

During the Great War Thanet suffered terribly from the visits of enemy aircraft, it being in the direct line of route from the Continent on their way to the metropolis, and not only in coming but on their return journey bombs were dropped on Margate, Ramsgate, Broadstairs and surroundings.

Bombardments from the sea occurred on the 23rd November 1916, on 25th February 1917, when night attacks were made by enemy destroyers, on the 18th March 1917, and 27 April in the same year.

Broadstairs and St Peters        Margate        Ramsgate & St Lawrence    Westgate on sea & Birchington

Minster & Outlying parishes

OTHER INFORMATION:

Broadstairs & St Peters Urban District Council

Thanet & District Area (No. 10) Guardians Committee 1935-36

County Council for the County of Kent    Eastry Rural District Council    

Margate Corporation        Ramsgate Corporation   

 Justices / Courts / Police     Education         Territorial Army

Places of Worship     Postal Information    General Information  


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