If you have any plans to drive a car to Sandwich from Thanet, Don't bother until after Christmas.
The roadworks between Cliffsend and Sandwich at Richborough power station are officially due to start monday (29/09/08) for 8 weeks, however nobody told the workmen. Work has started, chaos already reigns. Traffic is already queueing from the Lord of the manor roundabout, to get past the temporary lights at the power station. So the alternative is Ebbsfleet lane (between Minster and Cliffsend) except the whole lane was is currently a queue of traffic, also the lane will be closed from the 29th anyway for 8 weeks.
Other alternative is to go down the A253 towards Sarre, turn off for Plucks gutter, head for Wingham, when nearly at Wingham!!!! Turn off for Ash, head for Sandwich.
My advise is get the train.
Sketching sketching in Canterbury, some old Margate and Ramsgate stuff and so on - This Margate bathing picture from 1908 makes me wonder just how all this equipment was used, I assume the horse somehow pulled the platform on wheels int...
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