Dead Dolphin ashore May 2016

Dead Dolphin ashore May 2016

Sunday, 2 November 2008

Coastguards and the Smugglers 1834



When a smuggler is caught, administering justice was no easy task in seafaring Margate in the early 19th Century. Especially when dealing with the seafaring folk of Margate who like a bred apart lived by their own code.
This researched article for downloading by Mick and Alf highlights the hostility between the authorities and the sea faring folk when a smuggler is caught.

1 comment:

Michael Child said...

Tony could you send me your email address as I seem to have lost it. As ever I am enjoying your posts the smuggling ones being particularly interesting.