Skegness Museum

Below is an invitation for tenders for the new Skegness Museum. I think this may have been Thomas Spikins’ museum on High Street, Skegness…where Nichola’s Nursery World is today. I’m still hunting for clues, and I’ll update this post as and when.. Source: Stamford Mercury 16 April 1880 Advertisements

First National School in Skegness Opens 1839

The following two adverts prove that National Schools opened in Skegness in 1839. I think the schools were situated opposite the old church on the Roman Bank, but not quite sure atm…. Source: Stamford Mercury 12 July 1839 Source: Lincolnshire Chronicle 12 April 1844 The following 1853 article states the schoolmaster as Thomas Addleshaw: Source: Lincolnshire Chronicle…

The Whale Ship Eliza

Arguments and speculation concerning old Skegness affairs are continually cropping up, and in a certain circle the other day the question of when the Ship Eliza on the beach was broken up came under discussion. One of the party with a long aquaintance with the resort was fairly definate that Eliza finished her carrer as…

Ordnance Survey Benchmarks in Skegness

Ordnance Survey Bench marks (BMs) are survey marks made by Ordnance Survey to record height above Ordnance Datum. There are several of these benchmarks in Skegness. We have attempted to track them down and photograph them. Here is the first one at Skegness railway Station Close-up of benchmark at Skegness Train Station.The next benchmark we…

Cherry Tree House High Street Skegness

The Moody Family has been in High Street for some time and Henry Moody, fisherman, and Samuel Moody, who had a pot shop, both their wives running lodging houses. Fred Moody, a bricklayer, had converted two cottages into Cherry Tree House where his wife served jugs of hot water and tea and took in lots…