Suffragettes at Skegness

Two suffragettes, fortunately not of the militant type, held two meetings from a landau near the railway station on Saturday afternoon and evening last. A large crowd of both sexes gathered at each meeting and the speakers were accorded a good hearing. The ‘Votes for Women’ movement was expounded in an able and interesting manner,…

Votes for Women – chalkings on pavement

To advertise the suffragettes meeting last Saturday, the words ”Votes for Women” followed by an announcement of the meetings had been chalked upon the pavements in the town [Skegness]. One of these in a prominent position was altered to ”Ropes for Women”, which caused much amusement to passers-by. Mr Asquith would probably concurr. Source: Skegness…

Telephone wires laid underground

The postal authorities have begun to lay telephone wires underground in Skegness. This may be a good thing in one way, but we shall miss the aeolian harp effect that the over-head wires give on a windy day if the plan is generally adopted. Source: Skegness Alford and Mablethorpe News 23rd February 1910

Child Knocked Down at Lumley Vaults Corner

This 1910 article describes an accident concerning a child being knocked down at ‘Lumley Vaults corner’ by Mr William Kidd. The interest to us here is…where were the ‘Lumley Vaults’ in Skegness? At first I thought it might refer to the cellars or vaults of the Lumley Hotel, but it’s been suggested it could have…

Trap Accident at Skegness

Vehicle Smashed and Animal Gallops Away An exciting incident occured at Skegness last Thursday evening, shortly beforfe 11 o’clock. It appears that Mr Bradley of Thorpe St Peter had been over at skegness on business, and was preparing to return home. For this purpose he had harnessed his pony into a small trap in Coun.…

Skegness Official Guide 1910

We have received from Mr. Edward J. Burrow, fine art publisher, of Cheltenham, a copy of the Official Guide to Skegness, as issued under the auspices of the Skegness Urban District Council. This is in the style of the Borough Pocket Guides, and comprises one of the latest additions to that popular series. The guide…