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Skegness Water Analysis 1881

After rumours that Skegness water, drawn from nearby artesian wells, was impure, agent to the Earl of Scarbrough, Henry V Tippet, sent a sample of the water to Dr Augustus Voelcker for analysis. The results were published in the Nottingham Evening Post. Source: Nottingham Evening Post – Wednesday 13 April 1881 Augustus Voelcker F.R.S. (24 September…

First Aid Bathing Van on the Sands

The public will be glad hear that Mr. T. E. Butcher, the superior officer of the Spilsby Sanitary Authority, in consideration of the age and humane character of Dr. Thimbleby, has condescended to recommend his authority not to enforce two summonses which required him, under pain of heavy fine and imprisonment, to remove his private…

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Skegness Bicycle Races at the Cricket Ground

SKEGNESS BICYCLE AND ATHLETIC SPORTS  The bicycle and athletic sports usually held on Whit-Monday the Skegness Cricket Ground, which is pleasantly situated near the railway station, took place on Monday afternoon. The weather was in every respect propitious for pleasure seekers, although in the early part of the day the sky was somewhat cloudy. There…

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Railway Improvements at Skegness

The work of demolishing the old station building has commenced. A new waiting-room, booking office and stationmaster’s residence are to be erected, and the entire lengths of the platforms are to be covered with glass roofs. A glass covering for vehicles in front of the station is also to be erected. The work of laying…

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Parish Church Roof Fire

Considerable excitement was created the parish church of this place on Sunday morning last, during the service. The flue which passes through the roof having become over-heated, and the wood-work around caught tire. By cutting portion of the lead roof and pouring water in, the fire was soon extinguished. Source: Louth and North Lincolnshire Advertiser…

Archeological Finds in Lincolnshire

The following is an extract from an article entitled THE LEICESTERSHIRE ARCHITECTURAL AND ARCHaEOLOGICAL SOCIETY which appeared in a 1861 newspaper. It gives account of Roman artefacts found in Skegness and surrounding villages… The Rev. J. H. Hill laid upon the table a quantity of rude masses of baked clay, which he supposed to be…

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Skegness Lifeboat Painting

Native Talent. —A very spirited painting by Mr. E. Gentle, a talented young artist of Spalding, was exhibited in Mr. Gilbert’s window on Tuesday. It is a faithful representation of the Skegness life boat, with Sam. Mood cockswain, and his gallant crew, going out the storm to assist the brig ” Harmony,” (“Hermoine”) which was wrecked…