The History Of Printing in Union Crescent, Margate: Part 1

The story of The Thanet Press starts not in Union Crescent, but at 4 Queen Street, the home of Margate stationery store Robinson & Co.  A door away from Robinson's was a drapery business, Smeed's - on the corner of High Street and Queen Street. The business had been established in 1869.  In 1887 Frederick … Continue reading The History Of Printing in Union Crescent, Margate: Part 1

National Lottery Heritage Fund say ‘start the press’!

  We're pleased to announce a new project to celebrate the Isle of Thanet’s lost printing industry, after receiving a grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund. The £26,600 grant for the Print Works project will enable us to catalogue and digitise archives from Margate firms The Thanet Press and Martell Press, and record the … Continue reading National Lottery Heritage Fund say ‘start the press’!