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Duke of Manchester’s Family at Hildred’s Hotel

Skegness – This fashionable and favourite watering-plce was, we are informed, never more extensively patrinised than it has been during the present season. Not only the hotels but the private lodging houses are well filled. The juvenile members of the family of the Duke of Manchester recently arrived at Mrs Hildred’s Hotel, where they are…

Hailstones Break Hotel Window Panes

A violent hail storm took place on Wednesday afternoon 4th May at Skegness. The stones were uncommonly large, and 126 panes of glass were broken in the windows of one of the hotels. Source: Stamford Mercury – Friday 13 May 1831 Note: Unfortunately, the article doesn’t say which hotel it was…

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Rare Opah Dory Caught at Skegness

 Annals of Sporting. very rare and peculiarly beautiful fish, called the Opah Dory, or King’s Fish, was caught on the 29th ult. off Skegness, Lincolnshire, by some fishermen of that place.This superior species is a native of Africa, though it is sometimes met with in the Mediterranean and Northern seas. Its form somewhat resembles the…

Big Fish Washed Ashore

A correspondent informs us, that” On Sunday evening, about six o’clock, an enormous fish was seen by many spectators who were standing on the sea bank at Skegness: from the manner in which it was tossed about by the waves, was evidently dead when first observed. Several attempts were made to secure it, but without…

Crew Saved from the Sea

Providential Escape.—On the afternoon Sunday the 7th instant, a party of gentlemen who intended to return to Freiston Shore, from Skegness, Which they had visited on an excursion of pleasure, went off in a boat for the purpose of endeavouring to gain their conveyance, the Thomas and Mary, Charles Simpson. But, the wind being very…

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Post Chaise from Wainfleet to Skegness

Stafford and Bonner respectfully inform their friends and the public, that a Post Chaise is always ready to take passengers and luggage from the Woolpack Inn, Wainfleet, to Skegness, or to any other place. Wainfleet, June 7th 1815 Source Stamford Mercury – Friday 16 June 1815