Friday, 5 October 2007
Boys Orphan Asylum
The Boys Orphan Asylum was opened in the 1860s to provide education for the sons of deceased mariners. The boys were trained to be sailors - to follow in the footsteps of the very profession that killed their fathers. The Asylum had a training ship within its grounds with masts and rigging for the boys to practice on.
Part of the building is now used by a Community Organisation, the rest of it is rapidly falling into disrepair.
Posted by Sharon at 23:35