The Whale Ship Eliza

Arguments and speculation concerning old Skegness affairs are continually cropping up, and in a certain circle the other day the question of when the Ship Eliza on the beach was broken up came under discussion. One of the party with a long aquaintance with the resort was fairly definate that Eliza finished her carrer as…

Ordnance Survey Benchmarks in Skegness

Ordnance Survey Bench marks (BMs) are survey marks made by Ordnance Survey to record height above Ordnance Datum. There are several of these benchmarks in Skegness. We have attempted to track them down and photograph them. Here is the first one at Skegness railway Station Close-up of benchmark at Skegness Train Station.The next benchmark we…

Cherry Tree House High Street Skegness

The Moody Family has been in High Street for some time and Henry Moody, fisherman, and Samuel Moody, who had a pot shop, both their wives running lodging houses. Fred Moody, a bricklayer, had converted two cottages into Cherry Tree House where his wife served jugs of hot water and tea and took in lots…

Skegness’ Famous Poster Creator of ‘Jolly Fisherman’ Honoured

Council and Advancement association representative of the townspeople of Skegness joined with LNER officials in honouring the creator of the world-famous @Jolly Fisherman’ of the resort at a presentation luncheon in London on Thursday afternoon last. It is just over 25 years that Mr John Hassall, the well-known London artist, drew what was aptly described…

County Hotel Foundation Stones Laid

An interesting little ceremony was enacted at Skegness yesterday afternoon, when foundation stones of the new County Hotel, at the junction of North Parade and Castleton Boulevard, were laid by the three children of Mr Harry Bateman, chairman and managing directot of Messrs. George Bateman and Sons of Wainfleet, who are responsible for the venture.…