Monday, 21 June 2010
The holiday was good. I had never been to Ironbridge and wanted to check out the museums about the Industrial Revolution. They didn't disappoint, we got a passport that allows entry into ten local museums and was valid for a year. The weather was great for doing museums so we managed to bag most of the ten. I managed a bit of bird watching and eat rather a lot, so all in all a great week was had. I dont think Thanet has changed too noticeably while we were away and the rotten weather followed us back to Thanet. Maybe we should have gone away some other time as I feel responsible for the bad weather at Margate's Big Event. Ross never managed to open at all so all my coaxing people to go and see him was in vane. I hope the traders at the main arena took more than he did.
I am not sure how I feel about the event as any money generated seems to be away from Margate town and those who do earn are the fairground rides. But the cash taken by those rides is now being spent in Essex or were ever those who own the rides live. Even the council who charged £2.00 to get in to the Big Event area so you could spend your hard earnt cash must realize not too many locals eart any extra this weekend.