Skegness Cottage Hospital Opened by Countess of Scarbrough

The following photo, by Wrates of Skegness, depicting the opening of Skegness Cottage Hospital, appeared in the Lincolnshire Standard and Boston Guardian 24 May 1913: The following article appeared in the Sheffield Daily Telegraph 20 May 1913. It describes the opening ceremony, telling us that the architect was Mr Parkinson of Blackburn, who presented the Countess of…

Skegness Water Tower Demolished

This is how the Water Tower, proud product of the 1920s, finally crumbled into a mound of broken concrete over the weekend. On Friday it was still recognizable as a landmark on Burgh Road, Skegness. But by Monday afternoon there was hardly anything left. The redundant tower, erected in 1927 at a cost of £7,000,…

Signal Post Cottage To Let

I have found several references to the Signal-post Cottage, between 1817 and 1838 but unsure where it was exactly. The first advert states that it is on the (sand) hills, near Stafford’s Hotel, which later became known as the Vine Hotel. Later adverts were placed by Mr Enderby, who also ran the Vine Hotel after…

New Wesleyan Chapel Opens on High Street Skegness

The following article tells us that a new Wesleyan Chapel opened (on High Street, Skegness) in July 1876. From this, we are able to date the photo below, taken by Walter Smyth, as the picture shows the chapel just being built. Source: Lincolnshire Chronicle 04 August 1876

Interesting Snippets

This article from May 1879 reveals some interesting facts, including reference to the new Estate Offices, paving of Lumley Road, divine services being held in Tower Gardens Pavilion, cricket ground and waterworks/drainage. Finally reporting an accident when the Hildred’s Hotel drainage was installed. I haven’t typed it up in full, just extracted the important bits.…

Plot Found for New Police Station

In April 1880, the Chief Constable secured a site for a new police station to be erected in Skegness. The article states that the plot, containing about 570 square yards, is central and near the railway terminus. The plot is to be let from the Earl of Scarbrough for a term of 99 years. Source; Nottinghamshire…