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''' Ramsgate
''' Ramsgate
‘Royal Ramsgate’, so-called because Princess '''Victoria''' had spent holidays there in 1835 and 1836, largely succeeded in distancing itself from its more louche counterpart [['''Margate''']] in the popular imagination, for most of the 19th century. '''Dickens’s ‘The Tuggses at Ramsgate’''' sends a newly monied Tuggs family to [['''Ramsgate''']] as a genteel holiday destination where – by implication – they will be safe from meeting any of their old friends. The fictional cockney tourist Mrs Brown complains in 1874 that ‘parties is a deal too genteel there for me’ (Mrs Brown at Margate 153), and as late as 1897 John Strange Winter (Henrietta Stannard) dissects the Thanet seaside resorts in A Seaside Flirt as ‘quiet little Westgate, dull Birchington , vulgar Margate’ and ‘detestable stuck-up Ramsgate’ respectively (5). The Granville Hotel, opened in 1869, http://glorious-and-unknown.co.uk/ramsgate-the-granville-hotel/ catered to a wealthy clientele (guests included Florence Nightingale) and features in the Zig Zag Guide by Punch editor and Ramsgate resident F. C. Burnand in the 1890s.

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