Skegness celebrated the coronation of King George V and Queen Mary in July 1911 with much pomp and circumstance. The picture shows the crowds in Lumley Square, Skegness, and Mr A T Porter, headmaster of the National School addressing the crowds from a makeshift podium near the train station. Several of the carriages, as described in the newspaper cuttings, are also visible.
The celebrations, however, did not go without incident, as a large flag pole crashed down into some telephone wires, and the Coronation Tree, which followed the procession, promptly died after its planting!
Seacroft held its own, separate celebrations.