Madeira Walk Waterfall Ramsgate

Madeira Walk Waterfall Ramsgate  

Took out the camera for the first time this year , been very busy what with Christmas and the birth of our first grandchild who is sadly suffering some problems and is being looked after by the Staff of Great Ormand Street.

 

"Madeira Walk was hewn out of chalk. The work began in 1892. This feature built by the road was an artificial waterfall and rustic bridge, with rocks giving the impression of a mountain scene. Later, with the widespread use of electricity, lights which changed to various colours were placed behind the running water. What is not generally known is that the rocks here are totally man-made from a special mix of sand, cement and an unknown ingredient—its trade name was Pulhamite. Madeira Walk cost nearly £60,000 to build, and because of the cost, the waterfall was dubbed 'the rate-payers' tears'. "

The passage above was taken from Here

I still remember climbing up and down the rocks along Madeira Walk as a child and i am glad to see this area has been kept very well over the years.