John Curtis Skegness Clock Tower Time Capsule

Knew my lads’ great-great grandfather, John Curtis (master stonemason), was contracted to build the Skegness Clock Tower, but didn’t realize he laid the first stone, and his picture was placed in the time capsule buried in 1998!

Let’s hope my grandchildren, Kian, Caleb and Theia Curtis tell THEIR grandchildren so they can be in Skegness for the grand reopening of the time capsule in 2098!

NB, the article states Ann Walker’s father as ‘John Curtis’ but it was a misprint and should read ‘Charles Curtis’.


Here is a picture of the Skegness Clock Tower, and one of the opening ceremony in August, 1899.

And finally, a picture of the man himself (supplied by Ann Walker) …John Curtis (1855-1915)


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