Sunday, July 22, 2018

Smack Boys

On a recent visit to Ramsgate,Kent in England I came across "The Ramsgate Home for Smack Boys" and  wondered who were "The Smack Boys". 

As you can see from the second photo below the building with a blue door is right on the edge of the Harbour in Ramsgate.  


The Ramsgate Home for Smack Boys

Looking across the Harbour to The Ramsgate Home for Smack Boys

Good old Google came to my aid and provided me with some history on both the building and  the Smack Boys. You can read all about it right here:

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1376868
http://www.portoframsgate.co.uk/royal-harbour-marina/historic-ramsgate/

I wonder if any of my genimates have ancestors who were Smack Boys.

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