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Aerial photo showing two of Ramsgate's three harbour compartments Ramsgate is the name of the following places: Ramsgate, a seaside town in England. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...


Ramsgate shown within Kent
Population 39,639 (2001 Census)
OS grid reference TR382648
District Thanet
Shire county Kent
Region South East
Constituent country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town RAMSGATE
Postcode district CT11
Dialling code 01843
Police Kent
Fire Kent
Ambulance South East Coast
European Parliament South East England
UK Parliament South Thanet
List of places: UKEnglandKent

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Ramsgate is a seaside town on the Isle of Thanet in east Kent, England. It was one of the great English seaside towns of the 19th century and is a member of the ancient confederation of Cinque ports. It has a population of around 40,000. Ramsgate's main attraction is its coastline and its main industries are tourism and fishing. The town has one of the largest marinas on the English south coast and Port Ramsgate has provided cross channel ferries for many years. The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... For the area of the same name, see Isle of Thanet. ... For other uses, see Kent (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Formally, in Kent and Sussex there are five Head Ports making up the Confederation of the Cinque Ports. ... Aerial photo showing two out of three harbour compartments Port Ramsgate is a cross-channel port situated in Ramsgate, south-east England. ...

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History

Main article: History of Ramsgate

Ramsgate began as a fishing and farming hamlet. Ramsgate as a name has its earliest reference as Hraefn's ate, or cliff gap, later to be rendered 'Ramisgate' or 'Remmesgate' around 1225 and 'Ramesgate' from 1357. The legendary mercenaries Hengest and Horsa landed in the 5th century to herald the pagan Anglo-Saxon age in England. The Christian missionary St. Augustine landed in Ramsgate in 597 which re-established the link between England and the Christian church in Rome. Ramsgate as a name has its earliest reference as Hraefns ate, or cliff gap, later to be rendered Ramisgate or Remmesgate around 1225 and Ramesgate from 1357. ... Hengest or Hengist (d. ... Horsa, according to tradition, was a fifth century warrior and brother of Hengest who took part in the invasion and conquest of Britain from its native Romano-British and Celtic inhabitants. ... Augustine of Canterbury (birth unknown, died May 26, 604) was the first Archbishop of Canterbury, sent to Ethelbert of Kent, Bretwalda (ruler) of England by Pope Gregory the Great in 597. ...


Ramsgate's harbour is a defining characteristic of the town. The construction of Ramsgate Harbour began in 1749 and was completed in about 1850. The Harbour has the unique distinction of being the only Royal Harbour in the United Kingdom. Because of its proximity to mainland Europe, Ramsgate was a chief embarkation point both during the Napoleonic Wars and for the Dunkirk evacuation in 1940. Aerial photo showing two out of three harbour compartments Port Ramsgate is a cross-channel port situated in Ramsgate, south-east England. ... Combatants Austria[a] Portugal Prussia[a] Russia[b] Sicily[c] Sardinia  Spain[d]  Sweden[e] United Kingdom French Empire Holland[f] Italy Etruria[g] Naples[h] Duchy of Warsaw[i] Confederation of the Rhine[j] Bavaria Saxony Westphalia Württemberg Denmark-Norway[k] Commanders Archduke Charles Prince Schwarzenberg Karl Mack... French troops rescued by a British merchant ship at Dunkirk British evacuation on Dunkirk beach Operation Dynamo (or Dunkirk Evacuation, the Miracle of Dunkirk or just Dunkirk) was the name given to the World War II mass evacuation of Allied soldiers from May 26 to June 4, 1940, during the...

A map of Ramsgate from 1945
A map of Ramsgate from 1945

In 1901, the Isle of Thanet saw the introduction of an electric tram service which was one of the few inter-urban tramways in Britain. The towns of Ramsgate, Margate and Broadstairs were linked by 11 miles of track. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 598 pixelsFull resolution (1126 × 841 pixel, file size: 682 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg)From the 1945 new popular addition sheet 173 File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 598 pixelsFull resolution (1126 × 841 pixel, file size: 682 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg)From the 1945 new popular addition sheet 173 File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this... The Isle of Thanet is an area of northeast Kent, England. ... An interurban, also called a radial railway in parts of Canada, is a streetcar line running between urban areas or from urban to rural areas. ... Margate is a town in Thanet, Kent, England (population about 60,000). ... , Broadstairs is a coastal town on The Isle Of Thanet in East Kent, England, 76 miles east of London with excellent and first class road links (1 hour from the M25) with a population of about 22,000. ...


In 1915-1916 early aircraft began to use the open farmlands at Manston as a site for emergency landings. The location near the Kent coast gave Manston some advantages over the other previously established aerodromes. By 1917 the Royal Flying Corps was well established and taking an active part in the defence of England. As RAF Manston the aerodrome played an important role in the second World War and is now called Kent International Airport. Manston is a place in the Thanet district of Kent. ... The Royal Flying Corps (RFC) was the over-land air arm of the British military during most of World War I. // Formed by Royal Warrant on 13 May 1912, the RFC superseded the Air Battalion of the Royal Engineers. ... RAF Manston was a Royal Air Force station, now known as Kent International Airport. ... Kent International Airport (IATA: MSE, ICAO: EGMH) is an airport in Kent, England. ...


Geography

Ramsgate is located 78 miles from central London in an East South Easterly direction at one of the most Easterly points of the country (the furthest point east is Lowestoft in Suffolk). Ramsgate has its own meridian line and Mean Time which is 5 mins 41 secs ahead of Greenwich Mean Time.Ramsgate is about 1 hour from the M25 with excellent road links. , Lowestoft (pronouned IPA: /loÊŠs tÉ”ft, -tÉ’ft, -tÉ™f/) is a town in Suffolk, East Anglia, England, lying between the eastern edge of The Broads National Park at Oulton Broad and the North Sea. ... Suffolk (pronounced ) is a large historic and modern non-metropolitan county in East Anglia, England. ... GMT redirects here. ...


The town is now the amalgamation of two settlements. One is the fishing community based on the coast in the shallow valley between two chalk cliffs and the other a farming community inland that is now the Parish of St. Lawrence. The cliffs are now known as the East Cliff and the West Cliff and are predominantly residential areas. There are promenades along both cliff tops with parks at either end and sand beaches on the coast.


Government

Ramsgate is in the parliamentary constituency of Thanet South. The Thanet South seat is currently held by Labour Member of Parliament Dr Stephen Ladyman, which he won during the 1997 general election. The previous MP for Thanet South, Jonathan Aitken, was convicted of perjury in 1999 and sentenced to 18 months in prison. A constituency is any cohesive corporate unit or body bound by shared structures, goals or loyalty. ... Creation 1983 MP Stephen Ladyman Party Labour Type House of Commons County Kent EP constituency South East England South Thanet is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... The Labour Party is a political party in the United Kingdom. ... Dr Stephen John Ladyman (born November 6, 1952) is a British politician, and Labour Party member of Parliament for Thanet South. ... The UK general election, 1997 was held on 1 May 1997. ... This article is about the former British politician. ...


Ramsgate is within the Thanet local government district. The town contains the seven electoral wards of Sir Moses Montefiore, Northwood, Newington, Cliffsend and Pegwell, Central Harbour, Nethercourt, and Eastcliff. These wards have seventeen of the fifty six seats on the Thanet District Council. As of the 2007 Local Elections, twelve of those seats were held by Labour, four by the Conservatives and one by Ramsgate First.[1] For the area of the same name, see Isle of Thanet. ... The districts of England are a level of subnational division of England used for the purposes of local government. ... A ward is an electoral district used in local politics, most notably in England, Scotland, and Wales, as well as Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa and many cities in the United States and the federal district of Washington, DC. Wards are usually named after neighbourhoods... Thanet District Council is the local government body for the Thanet district. ... Entrance to a polling station in the market town of Haverhill, Suffolk on 3 May 2007. ... The Labour Party is a political party in the United Kingdom. ... The Conservative and Unionist Party, more commonly known as the Conservative Party is currently the second largest political party in the United Kingdom in terms of sitting Members of Parliament (MPs), the largest in terms of public membership, and the oldest political party in the United Kingdom. ...


The town is currently an unparished area and does not have a town council, but a movement called 'Ramsgate First' is campaigning to form one. The town mayor is currently Steve Ward.[2] In England a civil parish (usually just parish) is the lowest unit of local government, lower than districts or counties. ...


Political History

During the 1984 National Union of Mineworkers Strike, several blockades of Ramsgate Harbour were staged by coalmen of the nearby colleries, which had until then supported a sizable workforce throughout Thanet. Ramsgate was also the original location of the pressure group Critical Mass[citation needed]. THIS PAGE NEEDS TO BE WIKIFIED Critical Mass was a pressure group based in Kent, England. ...


Economy

Ramsgate marina, location of many popular bars and pubs
Ramsgate marina, location of many popular bars and pubs

Ramsgate's main industries are tourism and fishing. The town has a thriving marina with over 800 moorings and a range of marine-related businesses that operate in premises in the renovated arches under Royal Parade. The town caters for students of EFL (English as a foreign language) at its colleges. Ramsgate harbour File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Ramsgate harbour File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Tourist redirects here. ... Fishermen in the harbor of Kochi, India. ...


Although Ramsgate has the most valuable fish landings in Kent (~£700,000 in 2003), the fishing industry is in decline.[3]


Port Ramsgate has provided cross channel ferries for many years. Previously Sally Ferries provided a service of passenger and car ferries to Dunkirk. Currently a service of freight and car is provided to Oostende. Aerial photo showing two out of three harbour compartments Port Ramsgate is a cross-channel port situated in Ramsgate, south-east England. ... For other uses of Dunkirk or Dunkerque, see Dunkirk (disambiguation). ... The esplanade with the Thermae Palace, the former Royal Residence and the casino For other uses, see Ostend (disambiguation). ...


Unemployment for Thanet is higher (4.1%) than the national average (2.5%).[4]


There is some light industry in the town. An emerging industry is power generation, with 800 jobs expected to be created by the Thanet offshore wind project, a wind farm just off the coast. The Thanet Offshore Wind Project is a proposed wind farm to be built 7 miles (11 km) off the North Kent coast in the United Kingdom. ... A wind farm is a collection of wind turbines in the same location. ...


Ramsgate Market is held in High Street, King Street and Queen Street every Friday and Saturday between 8a.m. and 4p.m. [2]


Demographics

Ramsgate Compared
2001 UK Census Ramsgate Thanet District England
Total population 39,639 126,702 49,138,831
Foreign born 4.4% 5.1% 9.2%
White 98% 98% 91%
Asian 0.7% 0.6% 4.6%
Black 0.3% 0.3% 2.3%
Christian 72% 74% 72%
Muslim 0.3% 0.5% 3.1%
Hindu 0.1% 0.2% 1.1%
No religion 18% 16% 15%
Over 65 years old 18% 22% 16%

As of the 2001 UK census, Ramsgate had a population of 39,639.[5] UK Census 2001 logo A nationwide census, commonly known as Census 2001, was conducted in the United Kingdom on Sunday 29 April 2001. ... UK Census 2001 logo A nationwide census, commonly known as Census 2001, was conducted in the United Kingdom on Sunday 29 April 2001. ...


The ethnicity of the town was 98.0% white, 0.8% mixed race, 0.3% black, 0.3% Chinese, 0.4% other Asian and 0.1% other ethnicity.[5] This article or section should be merged with ethnic group Ethnicity is the cultural characteristics that connect a particular group or groups of people to each other. ... Whites redirects here. ... The terms multiracial, biracial and mixed-race describe people whose ancestors are not of a single race. ... Though most indigenous Africans possess relatively dark skin, they exhibit much variation in physical appearance. ... For other uses, see Asia (disambiguation). ...


The place of birth of residents was 95.6% United Kingdom, 0.7% Republic of Ireland, 0.6% Germany, 0.6% other Western Europe countries, 0.3% Eastern Europe, 0.6% Far East, 0.5% Africa, 0.3% North America, 0.3% South Asia, 0.2% Middle East, 0.2% Oceania and 0.1% South America[5] A current understanding of Western Europe. ... Statistical regions of Europe as delineated by the United Nations (UN definition of Eastern Europe marked red):  Northern Europe  Western Europe  Eastern Europe  Southern Europe Pre-1989 division between the West (grey) and Eastern Bloc (orange) superimposed on current borders: Russia (dark orange), other countries formerly part of the USSR... The far east as a cultural block includes East Asia, Southeast Asia, Northeast Asia and South Asia. ... A world map showing the continent of Africa Africa is the worlds second-largest and second most-populous continent, after Asia. ... North American redirects here. ... Map of South Asia (see note on Kashmir). ... A map showing countries commonly considered to be part of the Middle East The Middle East is a region comprising the lands around the southern and eastern parts of the Mediterranean Sea, a territory that extends from the eastern Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf. ... For other uses, see Oceania (disambiguation). ... South America South America is a continent crossed by the equator, with most of its area in the Southern Hemisphere. ...


Religion was recorded as 71.6% Christian, 0.3% Muslim, 0.1% Hindu, 0.3% Buddhist, 0.1% Sikh and 0.1% Jewish. 17.9% were recorded as having no religion, 0.3% had an alternative religion and 7.1% didn't state their religion.[5] For other uses, see Christian (disambiguation). ... There is also a collection of Hadith called Sahih Muslim A Muslim (Arabic: مسلم, Persian: Mosalman or Mosalmon Urdu: مسلمان, Turkish: Müslüman, Albanian: Mysliman, Bosnian: Musliman) is an adherent of the religion of Islam. ... This article discusses the adherents of Hinduism. ... A replica of an ancient statue found among the ruins of a temple at Sarnath Buddhism is a philosophy based on the teachings of the Buddha, Siddhārtha Gautama, a prince of the Shakyas, whose lifetime is traditionally given as 566 to 486 BCE. It had subsequently been accepted by... Religions Sikhism Scriptures Guru Granth Sahib Languages English, Punjabi] A Sikh (English: or ; Punjabi: , , IPA: ) is an adherent to Sikhism. ... The word Jew ( Hebrew: יהודי) is used in a wide number of ways, but generally refers to a follower of the Jewish faith, a child of a Jewish mother, or someone of Jewish descent with a connection to Jewish culture or ethnicity and often a combination of these attributes. ...


For every 100 females, there were 91.2 males. The age distribution was 6% aged 0-4 years, 16% aged 5-15 years, 5% aged 16-19 years, 31% aged 20-44 years, 24% aged 45-64 years and 18% aged 65 years and over.[5]


Culture

Tourism

Ramsgate Main Sands
Ramsgate Main Sands

Ramsgate's main attraction is its coastline, particularly Ramsgate Main Sands, which has been awarded a 2006 Blue Flag, assuring high standards of cleanliness and general beach management. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1280 × 960 pixel, file size: 320 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) I took this photo myself at Ramsgate Beach on 11/6/06 using a Fuji Finepix 2800-Zoom File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1280 × 960 pixel, file size: 320 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) I took this photo myself at Ramsgate Beach on 11/6/06 using a Fuji Finepix 2800-Zoom File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current... A Blue Flag beach is a maritime or freshwater recreational beach that has met stringent quality standards during the whole of the previous bathing season. ...


The previous prime seafront site which was Ramsgate pleasure park is planned for major redevelopment in 2008.


Ramsgate has developed a continental cafe style culture with bars and restaurants on its seafront parade.


There is an annual Powerboat Grand Prix event based out of the harbour of Ramsgate during the summer. Ramsgate carnival is an annual parade also during the summer.[6] Other events include the annual Addington Street Fair and the French Market. The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ...


Sports

Ramsgate's main football club Ramsgate Football Club plays in the Isthmian League Premier Division. The main local rivals of the club are Margate F.C. who are situated 3 miles away. When the two teams meet, it is known as the Thanet derby. However, competitive games between the two teams in recent years have been few and far between due to Margate's success. Other football clubs include Minster [7] and the Hugin Vikings club. [8] Ramsgate Football Club used to be known as Ramsgate Athletic, until 1976, when the club changed its name after voluntary liquidation. ... The Premier Division is the top division of the Isthmian League. ... Margate Football Club are an English football team based in Margate, Kent. ...


Ramsgate's sports facilities include a public swimming pool[9] [10], a fitness centre [11] with gym and sports hall. Tennis clubs can be found at Spencer square and St. Laurence. Ramsgate has three golf clubs: St. Augustines [12], Stonelees [13], and Manston. [14] Being a harbour town, there is also a sailing club. [15]


Arts & Media

The Gallery IOTA (Isle Of Thanet Arts) is based on the towns west cliff.[16] Ramsgate Maritime Museum near the harbour quayside has exhibits showing the evolution of Ramsgate Harbour and East Kent maritime history. Ramsgate's sole cinema and theatre is the Granville Cinema, situated on Victoria Parade, in the town's Eastcliff area. The Ramsgate Maritime Museum is a maritime museum in Ramsgate, Kent, England that describes the maritime history of East Kent. ... The Graville Cinema is situated in Ramsgate, Kent, and is the towns sole cinema. ...


Architecture

Townley House in the 1950s

Many buildings in Ramsgate are of Regency and Victorian architecture. There are 900 listed buildings in the town with more than 200 surrounding the Marina.[17] // The town has three notable churches. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Regency style of architecture refers primarily to buildings built in Britain during the period in the early 19th century when George IV of the United Kingdom was still Prince Regent, and also to later buildings following the same style. ... Manchester Town Hall is an example of Victorian architecture found in Manchester, UK. The Carson Mansion is an example of a Victorian home in Eureka, California, USA The term Victorian architecture can refer to one of a number of architectural styles predominantly in the Victorian era. ...


The town has three notable churches. The first building used for worship in the Thanet parish of 'St Lawrence' was at St Laurence-in-Thanet, built in 1062 and rebuilt during the following centuries with the most significant changes being in the 16th century. Note the difference in spelling between that of the Village of St Lawrence and the church, which is dedicated to the Roman Martyr, Laurence. Ancient Rome was a civilization that grew from a small agricultural community founded on the Italian Peninsula circa the 9th century BC to a massive empire straddling the Mediterranean Sea. ... For other uses, see Martyr (disambiguation). ... Laurence is the surname or the given name of several people: Laurence of Canterbury, the second Archbishop of Canterbury John Zacha;kldgsn;lkkdsfdzklhlbnmgmndl,lv;dzmf,iah Laurence, English ophthalmologist Stephen Laurence, American philosopher Laurence Fishburne, an Academy Award-nominated American actor Laurence Godfrey (archer), athlete from the United Kingdom Laurence...


The second notable church is St Augustine's, which is situated on the town's westcliff. Considered one of the most August and distinct surviving it was designed by Augustus Pugin in 1847 in the neo-Gothic style. Its dedication commemorates Augustine, the first Archbishop of Canterbury, who landed at Ramsgate in AD 596 and brought Christianity to Britain. Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin (March 1, 1812–September 14, 1852) was an English-born architect, designer and theorist of design now best remembered for his work on churches and on the Houses of Parliament. ... Neo-gothic architecture is an American branch of the Gothic revival style that was imported from England in the 1830s. ... Augustine of Canterbury (birth unknown, died May 26, 604) was the first Archbishop of Canterbury, sent to Ethelbert of Kent, Bretwalda (ruler) of England by Pope Gregory the Great in 597. ... The Archbishop of Canterbury is the spiritual leader and senior clergyman of the Church of England, recognized by convention as the head of the worldwide Anglican Communion. ... Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations · Other religions Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Luther Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Archbishop of Canterbury · Catholic Pope Coptic Pope · Ecumenical Patriarch Christianity Portal This box:      Christianity is...


Thirdly, the town's Parish Church of St George is situated just off the town's High Street. Its lantern tower was added at the request of Trinity House as a navigational aid to passing ships and looks over the town. The ground was consecrated on 23 October 1827. Trinity House, London (January 2007) A meeting at Trinity House circa 1808 // The Corporation of Trinity House is the official General Lighthouse Authority for England, Wales and other British Territtorial Waters (with the exception of Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland). ... is the 296th day of the year (297th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1827 (MDCCCXXVII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ...


St Augustine' serves its own abbey and the town's Catholic community, whilst St Laurence and St George are both Church of England, and serve the Anglican community as part of the Diocese of Canterbury. Christ Church [3] built in 1847 also serves the Anglican community. The Church of England is the officially established Christian church[3] in England, the Mother Church of the worldwide Anglican Communion and the oldest among the communions thirty-eight independent national churches. ... The term Anglican describes those people and churches following the religious traditions of the Church of England, especially following the Reformation. ... Arms of the Archbishop of Canterbury The Archbishop of Canterbury is the most senior bishop of the state Church of England and of the worldwide Anglican Communion, outranking the other English archbishop, the Archbishop of York. ...


Ramsgate library was originally built and paid for by Andrew Carnegie in 1904. On the evening of Friday 13 August 2004 a fire destroyed Ramsgate library just two months short of its 100th anniversary. Though suspicions were raised as to what started the fire due to a similarly timed fire at the towns registry office, an inquest concluded that the blaze was too intense to pinpoint where and how the fire started. Planning permission has been granted for a new library and construction work has begun. Andrew Carnegie (last name properly pronounced , but often )[1] (November 25, 1835 – August 11, 1919) was a Scottish industrialist, businessman, a major philanthropist, and the founder of Pittsburghs Carnegie Steel Company which was later merged with Elbert H. Garys Federal Steel Company and several smaller companies to create... is the 225th day of the year (226th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Transportation

By Sea

Main article: Port Ramsgate

The harbour provides shelter from the effect of storms and is close to the Goodwin Sands. It is now the site of one of the largest and most thriving marinas on the English south coast (there were 12,000 visiting boats in 2005) with 800 moorings. Aerial photo showing two out of three harbour compartments Port Ramsgate is a cross-channel port situated in Ramsgate, south-east England. ... The Goodwin Sands are a 10-mile long sand bank in the English Channel, lying six miles east of Deal in Kent, England. ... A small marina at Brixham, Devon, England. ...


The town has had a long and chequered relationship with cross channel ferries. Passenger ferries to Dunkirk were operated for many years by Sally Ferries who eventually were forced to close due to stiff competition from Dover-Calais ferries and the Channel Tunnel. Transeuropa Ferries passenger(with vehicle only) and freight ferries now frequently sail to the Port of Ostend in Ostend, Belgium. TransEuropa Ferries operates a Ferry service between Ramsgate,Thanet,(Kent UK) to Ostend (West-Flanders, Belgium). ... The Pride of Burgundy, a P&O Ferries car ferry on the Dover-Calais route A ferry is a boat or a ship carrying passengers, and possibly their vehicles, on a relatively short-distance, regularly-scheduled service. ... The port of Ostend (dutch:Oostende) is situated in Ostend, West Flanders (Belgium). ... The esplanade with the Thermae Palace, the former Royal Residence and the casino For other uses, see Ostend (disambiguation). ...


Hovercraft were formerly operated (from 1969 until 1982) by Hoverlloyd from Pegwell Bay, near Ramsgate, to Calais. For the band, see Hovercraft (band). ... One of Hoverlloyds four SR-N4 hovercraft (Sir Christopher) at the Ramsgate Pegwell Bay Hoverport in the 1970s Hoverlloyd operated a cross-Channel hovercraft service between Ramsgate, England to Calais, France. ... Pegwell Bay is a shallow inlet in the Channel coast being the outlet of the estuary of the River Stour between Ramsgate and Sandwich, Kent. ...


By Road

Ramsgate is connected to the national road network primarily through the A299Thanet Way which continues onto the M2/A2 for the M25(approx 1 hour) and London. The A256 provides a link to Dover and onwards onto the A20 for the Channel Tunnel. Bus services are provided by Stagecoachbus' "Thanet Loop" scheme. The A299, better known as the Thanet Way, is a major road in the county of Kent in England, which runs from Brenley Corner near Faversham (where it merges into the M2) to Ramsgate via Whitstable and Herne Bay. ... There are also M2 motorways in Northern Ireland and Australia The M2 motorway is a motorway in England. ... Not to be confused with A2 road (Northern Ireland). ... The M25 motorway looking south between junctions 14 and 15, near Heathrow Airport. ... The numbering zones for A-roads in Great Britain List of A roads beginning with 2 in Great Britain starting south of the River Thames and east of the A3. ... , Dover is a major channel port in the English county of Kent. ... The A20 is a two-digit major road in south-east England, carrying traffic from London to Dover in Kent. ... The British terminal at Cheriton in west Folkestone, from the Pilgrims Way. ...


By Rail

Ramsgate railway station is situated at the top of the town near the parish of St Lawrence. Ramsgate railway station serves the town of Ramsgate in Thanet in Kent. ...


A new high-speed service to London has been announced and is planned to start in December 2009. According to the South Eastern Railway company, it will be part of the UK's first truly high speed commuter service, and the journey time from Ramsgate to the new St Pancras terminal, with excellent transport links, will be just 84 minutes.


Currently, trains from Ramsgate to London Charing Cross and London Victoria. Commuting time to the capital is currently 1 hour 50 minutes. Charing Cross Charing Cross railway station is a central London railway terminus. ... Victoria station in London is a London Underground and National Rail station in the City of Westminster. ...


The trains pass via Margate, Chatham and Bromley South, or via Canterbury West or Dover Priory and Ashford International. Ramsgate railway station is operated by Southeastern (train operating company). Margate railway station serves the town of Margate in Thanet in Kent. ... Chatham railway station is situated in Chatham, one of the Medway Towns in Kent, England. ... Bromley South railway station is a major railway interchange and station in the London Borough of Bromley in south London. ... Canterbury West railway station is one of two stations in Canterbury in Kent. ... Dover Priory railway station is the main (and currently only) station in Dover in Kent. ... Ashford International railway station serves Ashford in Kent. ... This article is about the company that began operations in April 2006. ...


By Air

The town is situated directly under the flight path of Kent International Airport at Manston. From September 2004 to August 2005 a low-cost airline EUjet operated frequent flights to many European destinations, replacing a large freight operator. However, flights were suspended after the collapse of its parent company, PlaneStation Group plc.[18] Kent International Airport (IATA: MSE, ICAO: EGMH) is an airport in Kent, England. ... Manston is a place in the Thanet district of Kent. ... EUjet was a low-cost airline based at Shannon Airport, Ireland. ...


The sale of Manston to Infratil (owner of Glasgow Prestwick International Airport) was completed on 26 August 2005. Charter operator Kent Escapes[19] will use the Manston site to run weekly passenger flights to Barcelona, Spain and Faro, Portugal from summer 2006. Infratil are in negotiations with other airlines to add further destinations.[20] Infratil is a New Zealand-based infrastructure investment company. ... Glasgow Prestwick Airport from the air Glasgow Prestwick Airport (Scottish Gaelic: ) (IATA: PIK, ICAO: EGPK) is an international airport serving Glasgow, situated north of the town of Prestwick in South Ayrshire, Scotland. ... is the 238th day of the year (239th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Location Coordinates : Time Zone : CET (GMT +1) - summer: CEST (GMT +2) General information Native name Barcelona (Catalan) Spanish name Barcelona Nickname Ciutat Comtal (City of Counts) Postal code 08001–08080 Area code 34 (Spain) + 93 (Barcelona) Website http://www. ... Wall entrance City Hall The Hermitage of Nossa Senhora do Pé da Cruz Statue of King Afonso III Governo Civil Igreja da Sé (main church) Faros Island Faros Marina The old mercy/church and hospital in Faro Faro is both a city and a district in southern Portugal. ... Infratil is a New Zealand-based infrastructure investment company. ...


Education

St Lawrence College private school in Ramsgate
St Lawrence College private school in Ramsgate

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Junior Schools

Primary Schools

Secondary Schools

Colleges and further education Chatham House Grammar School is a grammar school in Ramsgate, Kent founded in 1797 as a private boys boarding school by William Humble, under the name Humbles Boys School. ... St. ...

Thanet College is a further education college located on the Isle of Thanet in Broadstairs ,Kent on the South East coast of the United Kingdom. ... , Broadstairs is a coastal town on The Isle Of Thanet in East Kent, England, 76 miles east of London with excellent and first class road links (1 hour from the M25) with a population of about 22,000. ... Christchurch College redirects here. ...

Affiliations

'Twin cities/towns

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See also

  • List of people from Thanet
  • A-Z of Thanet District Council services

Notable residents from Thanet include: Actress Brenda Blethyn was born in Ramsgate Author Charles Dickens had a holiday home in Broadstairs, where he wrote David Copperfield Artist Tracey Emin grew up in Margate British Prime Minister Edward Heath was born in Broadstairs Philanthropist and Jewish campaigner Moses Montefiore lived in...

References

  1. ^ Council & Democracy. Thanet District Council. Retrieved on 2007-03-29.
  2. ^ Ramsgate mayor. Ramsgate-mayor.org.uk. Retrieved on 2007-04-29.
  3. ^ http://www.coastalkent.net/data/fact/document/Fisheries.pdf
  4. ^ Unemployment figures for February 2006, Thanet District Council. Retrieved on 2006-12-08.
  5. ^ a b c d e Neighbourhood Statistics. Statistics.gov.uk. Retrieved on 2007-03-29.
  6. ^ Ramsgate Carnival
  7. ^ Minster FC
  8. ^ Hugin Vikings
  9. ^ Ramsgate swimming pool is around 30 years old and will be rebuilt [1]
  10. ^ http://www.leisureforce.co.uk/indoor/ramsgate_swim/facilities/default.asp
  11. ^ http://www.leisureforce.co.uk/indoor/ramsgate_sports/facilities/default.asp
  12. ^ St. Augustines Golf Club
  13. ^ Stonelees Golf Club
  14. ^ Manston Golf Club
  15. ^ Ramsgate Yacht Club
  16. ^ Gallery IOTA
  17. ^ http://www.thanet.gov.uk/news/focus_articles/ramsgate_focus.aspx
  18. ^ BBC NEWS | England | Kent | Airline goes into administration
  19. ^ Kent Escapes
  20. ^ BBC NEWS | England | Kent | Passenger flights return to Kent

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External links

Thanet is a local government district of Kent, England which was formed under the Local Government Act 1972, and came into being on 1 April of 1974. ... For other uses, see Kent (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Acol (formerly Acholt) is a village in the English county of Kent. ... Birchington-on-Sea is a village and civil parish in Thanet, Kent,lying between Herne Bay and Margate. ... , Broadstairs is a coastal town on The Isle Of Thanet in East Kent, England, 76 miles east of London with excellent and first class road links (1 hour from the M25) with a population of about 22,000. ... , Cliffsend is a village 2 miles (3 km) west of Ramsgate in Kent, England. ... Cliftonville is a costal area of the town of Margate where it is situated to the east of the main town. ... , Flete is a village southwest of Margate in Kent, England. ... , Garlinge is a village southwest of Margate in Kent, England. ... Manston is a place in the Thanet district of Kent. ... Margate is a town in Thanet, Kent, England (population about 60,000). ... Minster-in-Thanet is a hamlet on the Isle of Thanet in Kent, England, to the west of Ramsgate and to the north east of Canterbury. ... Monkton is an English village located on the Canterbury-Ramsgate road, at the south-western edge of the Isle of Thanet, Kent near St Nicholas at Wade and Minster-in-Thanet. ... Newington is a housing estate in the town of Ramsgate Category: ... , Palm Bay is an area within Cliftonville, a suburb of Margate. ... Sarre is a civil parish in Kent, England. ... , Sevenscore is a village near Ramsgate in Kent, England. ... St Nicholas at Wade is a village in Kent, U.K. with a population of around 1000. ... St Peters in Thanet ( scÄ« Petr -1254, scÄ« Petri 1270, St. ... , Westbrook is a suburb of Margate in Kent, England. ... , Westwood is a village and retail estate 1 mile (2 km) south of Margate in Kent, England. ... , Westgate-on-Sea is a seaside town in northeast Kent, England, with a population of 6,600. ... This is a list of cities, towns and villages in the ceremonial county of Kent, England. ... The Ceremonial counties of England are areas of England that are appointed a Lord-Lieutenant, and are defined by the government with reference to the metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties of England. ... For other uses, see Kent (disambiguation). ... Medway is the name given to a conurbation in the north of Kent, England. ... Ashford Borough Councils Coat of Arms Ashford is a local government district and borough in Kent, England. ... Dartford is a local government district and borough in Kent, England. ... Gravesham is a local government district and borough in Kent, England. ... 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Canterbury is a cathedral city in east Kent in South East England and is the seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Primate of All England, head of the Church of England and of the worldwide Anglican Communion. ... , Chatham (pronounced chat-um ) is a large town that developed around an important naval dockyard on the east bank of the River Medway to the southeast of London in Kent, England. ... , Dartford is the principal town in the borough of Dartford. ... Deal is a town in Kent, England. ... , Dover is a major channel port in the English county of Kent. ... Edenbridge is a town and civil parish in the Sevenoaks District of Kent, England. ... Faversham is a town in Kent, England, in the district of Swale, roughly halfway between Sittingbourne and Canterbury. ... , Folkestone (IPA: ) is a resort town on the south coast of Kent, England, traditionally known as The Garden Coast. Situated at the foot of the North Downs, the town has stunning views of the surrounding countryside as well as the coast of France. ... Fordwich is the smallest town in England, with a population of around 300 people. ... , Gillingham is a town in Kent, England, forming part of the Medway conurbation; it is a constituent of Medway unitary authority. ... Gravesend is a town in northwest Kent, England, on the south bank of the Thames, opposite Tilbury in Essex. ... , Herne Bay is a seaside town in Kent, South East England, with a population of 35,188. ... Hythe (pronounced ) is a small coastal market town on the edge of Romney Marsh, in the District of Shepway (derived from Sheep Way) on the south coast of Kent. ... Arms of Lydd Town Council Lydd is a town in Kent, England, lyins on the Romney Marsh. ... For other uses, see Maidstone (disambiguation). ... Margate is a town in Thanet, Kent, England (population about 60,000). ... 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