Submarine Telegraph Office

Was Ramsgate at the forefront of technology? The 1872 map of Ramsgate shows a Submarine Telegraph Office in Shah Place. Do you have any information on this. More details HERE

More Pictures of Ramsgate Fire Brigade

The following pictures have been added to our Photo Album with captions at Any information will gratefully received. Do you have any photos of fires or brigade personel?

Ramsgate Fire Brigade

It wasn't until 1938 that local authorities were required to provide a Fire Brigade. Prior to this many towns formed their own volunteer forces. Ramsgate's brigade can be traced back to the mid 1800's when it was under the control of the Borough Police Force. For a more detailed history and pictures dating back over 100 years, click HERE 

Lord Winterstoke, Ramsgate's first mechanically propelled Fire Engine donated by Dame Janet Stancmb-Wills in 1915