Charnwood Tavern Winthorpe School History

St Mary’s Church, Winthorpe, and the Charnwood Tavern next door seem strangely isolated from the rest of Winthorpe today. But at one time there was quite a cluster of houses around the church and the Charnwood was the¬†village school. This was the derelict sight it presented after the children had been transferred to the new…

Father of Three Killed in Car Crash Horror

COLLISION NEAR HOLIDAY CAMP A SKEGNESS man was killed and two others seriously injured when two cars collided on Roman Bank, Skegness, late on Thursday night. The dead man is Mr Clynes Edward Amott (40), a married man with three children, of 232 Roman Bank. He was certified dead at the scene of the accident.…

Skegness Clay Pipes Factory

Business booms as smokers go back to clays The lost art of making clay pipes has been revived by Skegness businessmen Coun Harold Fainlight and Mr Bill Hussey. They have devised their own manufacturing process and, having secured a three-year contract, are now turning out nearly 8,000 pipes a week. Co-directors of LEB Food Products…

Fred Clements Biography

This piece of Skegness’ social history was written in 1972 by an unknown writer who quoted liberally from the records of Jack Clements, for many years well known in Skegness as a singer, producer and manager. When the article was written Jack was 89, living at West Worthing and it was hoped he could be…

Two Die in Car Crash

Survivors remember nothing TRAGEDY AFTER CHAMPAGNE CELEBRATION THE INJURIES received in a head-on car crash at Burgh caused all six survivors to lose their memories of it. At an inquest on the two who died – Mr Stephen Hussey and Miss Linda Burton – at Skegness on Thursday, none of them could remember anything about…

Ulster Soldier Collars Youths in Rooftop Drama

TWO BOYS, aged 16 and 14, defied police and firemen trying to get them down from a 40-foot-high roof in Lumley Road, Skegness, for about 1 1/2 hours in August, 1972. Several thousand people watched the drama, which ended when a soldier on leave from Ulster climbed a fire escape at the rear and took…