Child Wanders Alone from Mablethorpe to Skegness

A Walk of Eighteen Miles on the Coast by Little Girl

A rather extraordinary feat was performed a few days ago by a little girl eight years of age.

She is a native of Louth, and it appears was taken by her mother, in company with other children of hers, to Mablethorpe, where they got paddling in the sea.

The little girl in question happened somehow to get out of sight of the others, and not knowing which way to take to get back to them took the wrong direction and walked along the coast to Skegness, a distance of eighteen miles.

She arrived here between seven and eight in the evening, and was found by two lady visitors who took charge of her and took her to the police station where she was provided with a comfortable night’s lodgings.

Her name and address were ascertained and her parents telegraphed to at Louth, and the anxious mother came here on the following day and took her home.

Source: Skegness Herald 13th September 1885

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