Telephone wires laid underground

The postal authorities have begun to lay telephone wires underground in Skegness. This may be a good thing in one way, but we shall miss the aeolian harp effect that the over-head wires give on a windy day if the plan is generally adopted. Source: Skegness Alford and Mablethorpe News 23rd February 1910

Farmhouse, Church Farm Museum. Taken from a painting by David Cuppleditch

Church Farm Child Drowned in Drain

SAD ACCIDENT LITTLE CHILD DROWNED IN A DRAIN On Sunday afternoon last, a little girl aged two-and-a-half years, the youngest child of Mr. and Mrs. John Burn, Church Farm, Skegness, was found drowned in the Main Drain, Skegness, which runs alongside the road to S. Clement’s Churchyard, and in close proximity to the farmhouse. The child,…

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Skegness Men Called to War

Enthusiastic Scenes Following a stirring appeal for recruits for Lord Kitchener’s new Army by Major Weigall (Recruiting Officer for the Eastern Division of Lincolnshire), and to the accompaniment of hearty cheers and rounds of applause, fifty-two Skegness and near district stalwart young fellows step-ped up and enlisted last night. The appeal was made from the…

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Lovatt’s Scouts Arrive in Skegness

THE COMING OF THE SOLDIERS SOME FINE SPECIMENS OF SCOTCH MANHOOD About three hundred Scotch soldiers, comprising the A, B, and C Squadrons of Lord Lovatt’s Scouts, arrived at Skegness last Wednesday evening. The Battalion, which had been quartered at Grimsby for a few days, commenced the road journey of between 40 and 50 miles, in…