Ramsgate Reflections: Heritage Programme

24 Jul 2017

Ramsgate Refections

Heritage Programme of talks, running as part of Ramsgate Festival 2017

Delve deep into the history of Ramsgate 

Book tickets online and at Nice Things, Harbour St., Ramsgate. Also available from the information tent at the Harbour during the Festival.

The Clifftop Amazon

At 3pm in the Wellington  Room at The Falstaff Hotel. ss.

Local historian Laura Probert delivers a fond tribute to Ramsgate’s first lady mayor and most generous benefactress Dame Janet Stancomb-Wills.

The niece of Lord Winterstoke came to live on the Eastcliff in 1911 after her uncle died. She played an active role in the life of the town until her death in 1932 refusing to move away the clifftop during the First World War even though the guns of Flanders could be heard from her  The talk also reveals something about her life in Bristol, continuing her uncle’s good work there.