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Isle of Thanet Gazette
« on: Monday 24 August 09 14:00 BST (UK) »
Does anyone know if the Isle of Thanet Gazette has archives which can be read online, I have Googled but only seem to come up with the fact that the paper is owned by the Courier Media Group?

Thanks for any help, it maybe that I shall have to visit the offices when we go to the UK in September.
Hand, Gower, Turner
Mile End Old Town London, Margate Kent.

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Re: Isle of Thanet Gazette
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 26 August 09 15:52 BST (UK) »
I should also be interested to know the date it started etc. and what was its circulation area.
Thanks, Toby.


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Re: Isle of Thanet Gazette
« Reply #2 on: Friday 28 August 09 09:55 BST (UK) »
Hi Lizzie

Margate Library has hard copies going back to 1924;

Isle of Thanet Gazette (9 Aug 1924 - )
    Hard copy:
    Kent Arts and Libraries, Margate Library: 1924-1960. 1
BLNL: 9 August 1924 -
Microfilm:
    Kent Arts and Libraries, Margate Library: 1924 √?. A, B, Recordak and Profile films

What information do you need from it, what year etc?

Matt
Charlewood - Ireland, Antrim, Liverpool, Leeds
MacDonald - Glasgow, Lanark
Young - Edinburgh
Douglass - Ireland, Antrim
Flisher - Sandgate, Lydd

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Re: Isle of Thanet Gazette
« Reply #3 on: Friday 28 August 09 18:21 BST (UK) »
Hi Lizzie

Margate Library has hard copies going back to 1924;

Isle of Thanet Gazette (9 Aug 1924 - )
    Hard copy:
    Kent Arts and Libraries, Margate Library: 1924-1960. 1
BLNL: 9 August 1924 -
Microfilm:
    Kent Arts and Libraries, Margate Library: 1924 √?. A, B, Recordak and Profile films

What information do you need from it, what year etc?

Matt

Hi Matt

I would like the write up in the paper when my Uncle died and the other one from when my Father died..

Uncle' details;† Daniel (Danny) Gower, ex publican Barnaby Rudge Broadstairs. Died 1978 (and I have nothing more precise than that) in Margate Sea Bathing Hospital. Leaves wife Maureen.

Dad's details, John (Jack) Hand, ex publican of St Mildreds Court,Westgate on Sea. Died December 1996 in Margate Hospital. Leaves wife Kay and two daughters.

Anything you can help me with would be brilliant,we are not coming to the UK for a while and whatever you can't find at least I now know where to look.

Thanks for your kindness Matt

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Lizzielogs
Hand, Gower, Turner
Mile End Old Town London, Margate Kent.

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Re: Isle of Thanet Gazette
« Reply #4 on: Friday 28 August 09 18:38 BST (UK) »
Hi Lizzie

I'm over in Margate regularly, I'll pop into the library next time I'm there and see what I can find.

Regards
Matt
Charlewood - Ireland, Antrim, Liverpool, Leeds
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Re: Isle of Thanet Gazette
« Reply #5 on: Friday 28 August 09 18:52 BST (UK) »
Hi Lizzie

I'm over in Margate regularly, I'll pop into the library next time I'm there and see what I can find.

Regards
Matt

Thanks Matt, thats very kind of you† :-*
Hand, Gower, Turner
Mile End Old Town London, Margate Kent.

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Re: Isle of Thanet Gazette
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 30 August 09 12:09 BST (UK) »
My question arose from the file just below entitled "Herne Bay Watchmaker". The matter being investigated was :-

"I would have thought that the violent death of a cinema manager overseas would have made the local press. Does anyone know what newspaper would have circulated in Herne Bay?" This is alleged to have taken place  in about 1920. If however the Margate hard copy dates back to only 1924, and that is the beginning, then that newspaper will not help.
 
Thanks, Toby
 

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Re: Isle of Thanet Gazette
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 30 August 09 12:34 BST (UK) »
My question arose from the file just below entitled "Herne Bay Watchmaker". The matter being investigated was :-

"I would have thought that the violent death of a cinema manager overseas would have made the local press. Does anyone know what newspaper would have circulated in Herne Bay?" This is alleged to have taken place† in about 1920. If however the Margate hard copy dates back to only 1924, and that is the beginning, then that newspaper will not help.
 
Thanks, Toby

Hi Toby

I don't think you will have a lot of luck with the Isle of Thanet Gazette. The Isle of Thanet is only actually Margate, Ramsgate and Broadstairs.

See the following:-
In the Herne Bay area there are four local weekly newspapers: the paid-for Herne Bay Gazette and Herne Bay Times, providing news related only to the town, and the free KM Extra and Canterbury Adscene, providing news on the wider Canterbury district area. The KM Group owns Herne Bay Gazette and KM Extra.
KM in this instance means 'Kent Messenger'

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Hand, Gower, Turner
Mile End Old Town London, Margate Kent.

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Re: Isle of Thanet Gazette
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 30 August 09 17:14 BST (UK) »
Thank you Lizzielogs. Very helpful indeed.
Toby.