Spelling Mistake Mystery Skegness Clock Tower

Is there a spelling mistake on the Skegness Clock Tower, which has gone un-noticed for over a century? You’ll probably be aware that I am a local historian and my latest task has found me studying the Skegness Clock Tower, particularly the laying of the foundation stone and the opening ceremony in August 1899. To…

Scouts & Girl Guides Mosaics Skegness Train Station

Poacher line and camp link up Lincolnshire’s very own international Scout and Guide Camp, Poacher 2008, took place last week at Lincolnshire Show-ground and youngsters created a series of colourful mosaics. Scouts and Guides aged 10-16 from organisations around the world – including as far away as Alaska – attended. Christopher Watson, community rail manager for…

Stage One Grand Central

An excellent idea to preserve a part of Skegness’ heritage, by the Banghams when building the Grand Central on Grand Parade, Skegness, was to use the Ancaster stone from the window sills of the former building as a special feature in Stage One. The old building comprised the Whiskey-a-go-go and Square Peg, was destroyed by…

Knights of Skirbeck

The living history group, The Knights of Skirbeck, whilst staging a re-enactment at Wrangle, Lincolnshire, in 2008,  tells us about a knight’s armour in the video below:

Jolly Fisherman Model Hildreds Shopping Centre

Mr Jolly Fisherman, meet, errh ‘Mr Jolly Fisherman’ Our Jolly came face to face with HIMSELF, as he helped unveil a special model in the Hildred’s Shopping Centre in Skegness this morning. The Jolly Fisheman Model, which was made by Hildred’s Assistant manager, Steve Andrews, was revealled to the public by the Mayor and Mayor…