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