To mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings we would like to share the story of William (Bill) Jospeh Jackson. Bill was born in Margate on 10th October 1918 to Edith and Joseph Jackson. Bill was a fun loving man, spontaneous, loved a party, played the piano and accordian, was a talented artist and … Continue reading 75th Anniversary of D-Day
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’!
Over the past two months we have been working away developing and writing an application for Heritage Lottery Funding (HLF). Today we pressed the submit button and sent our application for consideration. The project we hope to do will be called Print Works and will enable us to save and conserve two archives; The Thanet … Continue reading Print Works – Wish us luck
Turning Tide Sci-fi best-seller The Jupiter Effect predicted that a rare syzygy on 10 March 1982, which would see the major planets of our solar system all aligned on the same side of the sun, would unleash earthquakes, tsunamis and mayhem here on Earth due to the increased gravitational pull. On 1 March 1982, the … Continue reading Paper Trail: 1982 by Helen Stone
Experimental Power Stations In 1954, the North of Scotland Hydro-Electric, Board, in collaboration with the Scottish Peat Committee, placed an order with John Brown & Company, Clydebank, for a peat-powered gas turbine engine to generate electricity from peat in Caithness. The experimental peat-burning power station was built at Braehour, Altnabreac. Pictorial events of 1954 … Continue reading Paper Trail: 1954 by Joanne B Kaar
Roxanne Jackson Amelia Earhart flies solo across the Atlantic J Whatman 1932 handmade laid paper, Seawhite cartridge paper, inkjet prints, perspex, polystyrene, bead head pins Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean in 1932. She left Harbour Grace, Newfoundland, Canada on May 20th and landed 14 hours and 56 minutes later … Continue reading Paper Trail: 1932 by Roxanne Jackson