Clock Tower Keys Return to Skegness

Keys unlock a piece of resort’s history

TWO keys with historical significance to Skegness have been returned to the town council.

The silver keys were presented to the present Earl of Scarbrough’s relatives to commemorate official duties carried out in the town and they represent the family’s continuing connection with the seaside resort.

Councillors agreed to have the keys framed

The keys will now be framed and hung in the Mayor’s parlour at the town hall until a more appropriate place is found.

Town clerk Alan Crawshaw told the finance and general purposes committee the present Earl, who donated the keys to the town, had offered to make a formal presentation once the keys were framed.

One key was presented to the Earl’s great-aunt, the Countess of Scarbrough, when she opened the Diamond Jubilee Clock Tower in 1899. The other was presented to his great-uncle, the 10th Earl, when he opened the Sun Castle Solarium in 1933.

December 2003


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