Mysterious Disappearance

On Monday morning on the 16 inst about three o’clock, a lad 12 or 13 years of age, in the service of Mr Enderby, at the hotel in Skegness, was sent to fetch up some horses about half a mile from the house, but has not since been heard of.
The horses, it appeared, were let out of the pasture and proceeded home.
The footmarks of the youth could not be traced further than the gate which leads into the pasture where the horses were.

Source: Stamford Mercury – Friday 27 December 1833

Note: The hotel referred to is the Vine Hotel.

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