Spikin’s Museum Contents Disposed Of

This old advert tells us the type of things that were in Thomas Spikin’s Museum on High Street. Also, as he was disposing of all effects, is this indication that it closed down in 1993? I’m understanding the museum was where Nicola’s Nursery World is on High Street today! Source: Source: Sheffield Daily Telegraph – Saturday 02…


Old Advert Marine Villa To Let

Source: Stamford Mercury – Friday 15 July 1831 Note: Marine Villa was situated at the junction of Sea View Road and Park Avenue in Skegness. It was later the Lady Scarbrough’s Convalescent Home, and before it was demolished, was known as The Towers. Below: Marine Villa pictured in 1877.

First Inmates of the Skegness Fishermen’s Orphan Home

The following is an extract from a rather lengthy article which appeared in a 1880 edition of the Grantham Journal: The committee admitted seven boys from number of applicants —two from Grimsby, three from Hull, and two from Yarmouth. It is proposed, ultimately, to erect permanent Homes in the same watering-place. As the funds are…


Cattle Market Built

This 1881 newspaper article describes the construction of the Skegness Cattle Market which was situated opposite the Lumley Hotel and next to the railway station. I’m understanding this was on the land where the current bus station stands. Source: Nottinghamshire Guardian – Friday 27 May 1881