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German PoW Camp on Morris School Site

This little snippet tells us there was a German PoW camp on the site of the Morris School! “In 1941, Paul was a pupil at Skegness Infants School and on his first day, and just four years old, the children were shown a picture ofAdolf Hitler and taught to recite in unison every day: ‘We…

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Richmond Drive Old Photo

RICHMOND Drive as it used to look in 1947 (top photograph) was little more than a mud track at this point, where Vine Walk goes off to the right. In the field through the trees, where Kennedy Avenue is now, can be seen a cowshed, part of the rural scene swept away by large-scale housing…

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Jungle Cleared for Housing Development

`Jungle’ takes a tumble THE last section of the old Jungle, next to the police station, is falling to the bulldozers. Chapel St Leopards building con- tractors Nelson and Bartlett are planning to develop the site with 14 town houses in four blocks fronting Castleton Boulevard, eight maisonettes fronting North Parade and six maisonettes on Park…

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Death of Skegness Farmer John Olivant Smith

FORMER SKEGNESS FARMER Funeral of Mr. J. 0. Smith APPROPRIATE PPROPRIATE REFERENCE to the sterling work and worth of the deceased gentleman throughout his long and active association with the Methodist Connexion was made by the Rev. A, W. Hall, who conducted the tuneral service of the late Mr. John Olivant Smith, in the Roman Bank Methodist…

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UFO Drama Over Gibraltar Point

A SKEGNESS woman has been recounting her sighting of a UFO off the coast over the weekend. Dorothy Hinchliffe told the News: ”l was lying in bed looking out of the window and saw a very, very bright, sharp light going at quite a speed towards Gibraltar Point.” She added: ”It was about 3am. I…