Our familiar Lumley Road in Skegness very nearly became ‘Skegness Boulevard’.
Skegness’ Mr Dunkley said he would like to direct the attention of the council to one important matter. He was rather proud of the term ‘boulevard’ and he thought the Lumley Road might be so termed and used as such and that seats should be allowed to be placed at intervals between the tree guards so that tired visitors could sit down and rest. He thought that this would be a great advantage and a matter worthy of consideration of the council.
Picture: Lumley Road which very nearly was christened ‘Skegness Boulevard’, taken c1898 before the Clock Tower was built, and showing the trees and tree guards referred to in the story.
Source: Skegness Herald 1898.