Ramsgate Promenade Shelters start opening for use
Subject: Ramsgate Promenade Shelters
The Ramsgate Society is pleased to announce the first of the 14 promenade shelters currently under restoration will be officially opened for public use following a ribbon cutting ceremony at 1pm on Friday 27th April 2012. The opening ceremony will be performed by BBC South East Today newsreader Polly Evans.
The shelter situated on Government Acre, Royal Esplanade, Ramsgate, close to Pugin’s Grange, has been fully refurbished and it is hoped will provide another 100 years of sterling service to the local community and visitors alike.
The Society would like to thank all those individuals and organizations who have contributed to making the project such a success including The Heritage Lottery Fund, Thanet District Council, local Kent County Councilors, Ramsgate Town Council, The Monuments Trust, The Charles Hayward Foundation, NatWest Community Force, Nelson Crescent Residents Association, members of the Ramsgate Society, local residents and many others who have generously donated their time and money to enable this project to succeed.
There is an ongoing programme of restoration being carried out on the remaining shelters throughout the summer of 2012 and it is expected that they will all be completely restored and back in public use by October of this year.
Chairman of The Ramsgate Society, Jocelyn McCarthy said “These delightful sea front shelters will enhance the Ramsgate promenades and complement the wealth of beautiful architecture in the town. We hope people will enjoy them and look after them for the future”
For further information on the shelter restoration project see: