Skegness Open-air Swimming Pool

The present open-air pool as it looked in 1928, shortly after its opening. The dome which also covered a stage for concerts in the Tea Gardens on the other side, has been demolished this winter as part of the development of the Embassy Centre. The balcony on the left and the old entrance from Grand…

Richmond Drive Old Photo

RICHMOND Drive as it used to look in 1947 (top photograph) was little more than a mud track at this point, where Vine Walk goes off to the right. In the field through the trees, where Kennedy Avenue is now, can be seen a cowshed, part of the rural scene swept away by large-scale housing…

Jungle Cleared for Housing Development

`Jungle’ takes a tumble THE last section of the old Jungle, next to the police station, is falling to the bulldozers. Chapel St Leopards building con- tractors Nelson and Bartlett are planning to develop the site with 14 town houses in four blocks fronting Castleton Boulevard, eight maisonettes fronting North Parade and six maisonettes on Park…

Mystery Boat off Skegness

A HULL cargo ship, which anchored off  Sea View pullover to pick up fresh vegetables, was the talk of the beach on Tuesday. Locals with binoculars gathered on the beach to survey the Alice PG, while two crew members were in Skegness looking for potatoes and cabbages. Little did they know that 23-year-old Mr Richard…

Embassy Tea Gardens Demolished

The ramp which used to lead to the swimming pool entrance is now a favourite viewing platform for spectators as the work of demolishing the old tea Tea Gardens behind the Embassy gets under way. The bulldozers have removed the open-air stage surmounted by a dome and opened a way through the swimming pool. Source:…

Winter Gardens Ice Skating Rink Harrison's

May 1982 THE ice-skating rink at the Winter Gardens, North Parade, Skegness, will be opened in style tomorrow evening (Saturday) when an invited audience will see a demonstration by professional ice-skaters on the plastic rink. One of them will be the current world professional ice-skating champion, Angela Greenhow, who was the principal skater with Ice…