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,…

Local Girls on Skegness 1920s Postcards

These ’20s models were local girls THE 1920 view of Skegness central beach we published last week turns out to have been a postcard view for which two local girls were asked to pose. The photographer’s wife chose them because of their pretty check dresses and he took a number of photos of the three of them…

Brickyard Chimney Goes Crashing

THIS photo of the 90-foot tall chimney at Burgh Old Road, toppling to the ground, was taken by Skegness Standard photographer Eric Spencer, from a video film of the demolition made by Mr R. H. Thornalley, building and joinery contractor of Burgh Old Road. According to Mr Joseph Chell, of Croft, who helped to build…

One Way Traffic System Lumley Square Skegness

The one way traffic system was introduced in Lumley Square in 1967, not without problems, as reported by the Skegness Standard local newspaper. The photo shows two cars (arrowed) going the wrong way around the new system. It’s interesting to note that there was a central reservation in the middle of the one-way system which…