Ancient Burial Ground Cock Hill Burgh

LINCOLNSHIRE COCKPIT During last summer the curiosity of thousands of motorists their way to Skegness was aroused by the fact that excavations were being carried on by students at the mound near Burgh Church. It is interesting to learn that the mound, which is known as Cock Hill, revealed some Interesting finds. A college committee…

King John’s Treasure

THE DISCOVERY OF A SUPPOSED RELIC It was briefly reported the other day that while digging for dams on the sand banks at Gedney Drove End, the fringe of the Wash a few miles from King’s Lynn, Wisbech publican at the latter end of last year found, about eighteen inches below the surface, a cup,…

Rare Birds Spotted in 1841

Skegness.—Within the last fortnight, the coast here has been visited several of the winged tribe rarely (if ever) seen in the neighbourhood before, vis., the Crested Grebe (Podlceps), and the Goosander (Merganser). An individual of each of the above species has been taken alive. Their visits are looked upon by the natives as sure prognostics…

Gun-fight at the Skegness Corral!

On Wednesday se’nnight a singular scene occurred to disturb the quiet serenity of Skegness, and the fashionable company assembled at Enderby’s celebrated hotel. About half after two in the morning the sound of guns was heard, and Mr. Enderby with two or three followers galloped on the sands after some men armed with guns. Enderby,…

Proof of Name-change Rev Edward Codd to Walls

YES!!! PROOF AT LAST!! The Skegness (Moat) House was built by Rev Edward Walls, who also built Hildred’s Hotel. In trying to trace his ancestry, I suspected that he’d changed his name from Edward Codd to Edward Walls. Now this article proves it! Source: Stamford Mercury – Thursday 28 May 1778  

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…