SORRY, SKEGNESS!

B.B.C. DID NOT KNOW ABOUT OUR INDOOR CIRCUS Last week’s Radio Times, publishes an apology to the Winter Gardens! ‘Circus management, Skegness. When the big Yarmouth night was broadcast a fortnight ago, the Radio Times mentioned that the Norfolk resort and Blackpool were the only seaside resorts! which boasted an indoor circus, and they made the…

Pleasure Gardens Bandstand Demolished

The old bandstand situated in the Pleasure Gardens (now Tower Gardens) was demolished in 1938 because it wasn’t frequently used. The picture was taken in the 1920s and shows Rutland Terrace in the background.

Daredevil Gadsby Rescues Swimmers

DERBY YOUTH SAVED FROM DROWNING RESCUED BY ONE-ARMED DIVER AT SKEGNESS A dav excursion to Skegness yesterday had plenty of thrills for two Derby youths, one of whom was rescued from drowning in the sea by Leslie Gadsby, the one-armed pier diver known as Daredevil Leslie.” The youths were Harold Higgings (18), of 177 Brook-street,…

Beam Wireless Station to Close Down

The Skegness Beam Wireless Station, for twelve years the most prominent landmark on this part of the Lincolnshire coast, is to disappear entirely within the next eighteen months or two years. This disturbing intelligence, which has been circulating in the form of a rumour through the town during the last two days, was confirmed by…

Performing Bear Winter Gardens Circus

Bruin the Performing Bear Rides a Bike “Have you ever seen a bear cycling ?” If the answer is in the negative, our picture proves that actually it is in the positive. At the Winter Gardens Circus at Skegness you can see Jan Guldan’s world-famous performing bears emulating the Skegness Wheelers. Jan Guldan’s bears have performed almost all over the…

Young Skegness Dancer

Dainty Dancer SUPPLEMENTING the reproduction, in our last issue, of photographs of talented young Skegness dancers, is a photograph of another dainty little lady who has figured prominently in local dancing displays, cabarets and concerts. She is Isabelle M. Newsome, the nine-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Newsome, of Lumley Avenue. May 1938