Take a moment to follow some of these links on the history of the Smack Boys homes. The Smack Boys were very young boys, some as young as 10, many from the workhouse in Minster, who worked on the fishing smacks. This was in the days when Ramsgate had a large fishing fleet.
The adjoining church is still open and put to good use daily.
On to breakfast at a seaman's cafe under the cliffs.
I have been collecting scarves since I was 14 years old - many, many decades ago. I have never found a Peter Max scarf before.
It does not matter that it is in poor condition with a hole. I don't care if its the ugliest thing I have ever seen.
I have a passion for vintage textiles, I even have a degree in printed and embroidered textiles (many decades ago), and I still find them intriguing! I hope to be able to share my thrift stores and market finds from all over the world. Toronto has been my home for 45 years.
Where to find me
Saturday mornings 8 - 1. Brickworks Farmers Market, Toronto