Skegness Water Tower Demolished

This is how the Water Tower, proud product of the 1920s, finally crumbled into a mound of broken concrete over the weekend.
On Friday it was still recognizable as a landmark on Burgh Road, Skegness. But by Monday afternoon there was hardly anything left.
The redundant tower, erected in 1927 at a cost of £7,000, cost about £60,000 to demolish. The radio mast which used to be on the top is being re-erected by the Anglian Water authority.
The tower caused a lot of problems at the start of its life and £1,800 extra was spent trying to cure its 21 inch list. Because of this it could not be used until the summer of 1930.
The efforts were not wholly successful and it became known as the ‘leaning tower’.

Source: Skegness Standard 29th May 1981


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