Sky Sentinel Tower Esplanade Plans Ditched
In 1972, Skegness Urban District Council were in debate about erecting a 330 feet tower, 9 feet in diameter, at the seaward end of Tower Esplanade. The tower was to have been made in Switzerland and Germany and shipped to Skegness to be erected by a British company in situ as a tourist attraction.
The idea was to have a circular cabin which would carry up to 70 passengers to the top of the Sentinel, revolving as it ascended to give holidaymakers a bird’s eye view of Skegness.
The council had arguments both for and against the project but eventually it was vetoed.
So what do you think?
Do you think Skegness should have had a Sky Sentinel?
Or have we been sorely denied for the last thirty years?
Skegness Standard 24th May 1972
Photograph by Anon
March 2014 Brighton Pier embarks on a similar project