Royal Parade Ramsgate
Reconstituted Cast Stone Balusters
In 1820 King George IV embarked with the Royal Squadron from Ramsgate on his way to Hanover. In recognition of the hospitality he received he decreed that Ramsgate should be allowed to call their harbour ‘Royal’ - an honour unique in mainland Britain.
The Victorian Royal Parade, close to the harbour, is a road rising up from the harbour, with marine related businesses operating in the arches under the Parade. The Parade is flanked by balusters, which have over the years lost some of their Victorian splendour. Broadmead Renaissance Cast Stone were awarded the contract to renew the balusters - a total of 1230 balusters and 134 pier pieces with the works being undertaken in 4 phases.