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Ragged School
Ragged School

Ragged School

A boarding school, it was established in 1847 to feed, shelter and educate some of the Old Towns many destitute children.

A boarding school, it was established in 1847 to feed, shelter and educate some of the Old Towns many destitute children. Porridge and molasses were served for both breakfast and supper; and bread and a very nutritious soup for dinner. At night the dining room was converted into a dormitory, with accommodation in hammocks for 45 children.The former Ragged School is now part of the Camera Obscura & World of Illusions.

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1 Ramsay Lane
Edinburgh
EH1 2NA
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