Ordnance Survey Benchmarks in Skegness

Ordnance Survey Bench marks (BMs) are survey marks made by Ordnance Survey to record height above Ordnance Datum. There are several of these benchmarks in Skegness. We have attempted to track them down and photograph them. Here is the first one at Skegness railway Station Close-up of benchmark at Skegness Train Station.The next benchmark we…

Cherry Tree House High Street Skegness

The Moody Family has been in High Street for some time and Henry Moody, fisherman, and Samuel Moody, who had a pot shop, both their wives running lodging houses. Fred Moody, a bricklayer, had converted two cottages into Cherry Tree House where his wife served jugs of hot water and tea and took in lots…

County Hotel Foundation Stones Laid

An interesting little ceremony was enacted at Skegness yesterday afternoon, when foundation stones of the new County Hotel, at the junction of North Parade and Castleton Boulevard, were laid by the three children of Mr Harry Bateman, chairman and managing directot of Messrs. George Bateman and Sons of Wainfleet, who are responsible for the venture.…

Ivy Cottage Demolished

The demolition is taking place at Skegness this week of Ivy Cottage, Sea View Road, one of the oldest houses, and familiar to thousands of visitors to the North Shore side of Skegness. It is a very roomy cottage, built in bungalow style, and is being pulled down in order to widen the road leading…

Model Lifeboat

Lifeboat A boat of very peculiar build, said to be a model life-boat, is now lying at Skegness, near the Sea View Hotel. It is totally unlike any boat we have ever seen before, and it looks as if no sea could ever upset it. Source: Boston Guardian 17 October 1874