Lumley Terrace Completed

The first reference I can find to Lumley Terrace, Skegness, is an advert for the sale of the newly-built houses in 1877. Source: Grantham Journal 25 August 1877 Photo: Lumley Terrace just after completion in 1877. Advertisements

New Cricket Ground

I’m adding this post just as a reference to the first old newspaper article I can find that mentions the Skegness Cricket Ground. This was in the 22 August 1874 issue of the Herts Advertiser – St Albans, Hertfordshire, England, where it refers to the NEW cricket ground at Skegness. This suggests it opened in…

Church’s Furnace from Hell

The Warming Apparatus at Skegness Church The furnaces for heating the church have not been entirely successful in operation. The fire was put in them one Saturday morning, and on Sunday the smoke was so dense that nobody in the Church could see the clergyman. The workmen had unfortunately left an opening in the wrong…

Fountain Erected in Lumley Square

The New Fountain Workmen are busily engaged in erecting the fountain and lamp-post on the plot of ground near the railway station, and already the large cast-iron base is fixed. The base, which is a splendid specimen of casting, has been cast by the Staveley Iron Company, is ten feet square and weighs upwards of…

New Estate Offices Opened

The business of the Earl of Scarbrough’s estate is now transacted at the new offices in Algitha Road and Romasn Bank. The offices of Messers Tweed, Stephen and Dashper are also removed there. Source: Boston Guardian 10 October 1879 The picture of the new Estate Offices appeared in the Views of Skegness

Skegness Cottage Hospital Opened by Countess of Scarbrough

The following photo, by Wrates of Skegness, depicting the opening of Skegness Cottage Hospital, appeared in the Lincolnshire Standard and Boston Guardian 24 May 1913: The following article appeared in the Sheffield Daily Telegraph 20 May 1913. It describes the opening ceremony, telling us that the architect was Mr Parkinson of Blackburn, who presented the Countess of…

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,…