Last week my sister and I drove to Ramsgate for breakfast.
Alert....lots of pics.
Its still very salty and we strolled, or in my case hobbled, along the cliff tops and harbor front.
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.
Friday happens to be market day
Rooks, the butcher ( shades of my childhood) is still going strong, although its going a bit upmarket these days.
Its not often you see the word 'haberdashery' still displayed, most folks dont know what it means.
East Kent......see you soon!.
Wonderful photos! How I would love to set foot in that haberdashery & fabric shop.ReplyDelete
There are a several haberdashery shopsDelete
in that area,believe it or not!
Thank you for taking us on this tour...so exciting, just across the channel. I love all the maritime--even in the church.ReplyDelete
You would like it Dawn, a very mixed communityDelete
I love your photos of Ramsgate. I've only ever disembarked there, and have never visited the town. The seaman's cafe under the cliffs sounds intriguing ... xxxReplyDelete
Seaman's cafe was fun......so unpretentious.Delete
It looks like an interesting place - I feel sure I must have been there at one time but can't remember it. I like the look of the café under the cliffs and it's good to see a traditional butchers still going strong although I guess they have had to diversify (go upmarket) to compete with the supermarkets.ReplyDelete
Lynn, at the cafe they served white bread and marg, no pretentious toast!Delete
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