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Skegness Is So Bracing!

May 22, 2009

This should get ‘em all flocking into the county…just look what’s on offer….

Skegness 1966

….and so cheap, too…!  This is from 1966.

19 Comments leave one →
  1. Natalia permalink
    May 23, 2009 12:14 am

    Carry on Camping comes to Mind looking at this Picture. I\’ve never been to Skegness. So I\’m wondering what it\’s really like. Perhaps it\’s like most seaside resorts of today. Over populatated and commercialised. It beats me why anyone would go for holiday by the sea when all they do is play on fruit machines and sit in the Pub. You can do this by walking to your nearest local. That is if of course they hven\’t pulled it down.Ah gone are the days of simplicity eh Sandi. Good night. xx

  2. Sandi permalink
    May 23, 2009 1:17 am

    We went to Skeg for the day, last year…and guess where the first place we ended up was…? A Wetherspoons pub!! We could have stayed in Lincoln for that!There were loads of arcades, all with the same machines…flashing lights and electronic buzzing and bleeping, etc. All the \’gift\’ shops sold much the same tat as you\’d get at any other seaside resort. It\’s so sad. Where has the individuality and character gone?The best bit for me was the wander along the beach and paddling in the sea…and finding a live compass jellfish. I also picked up a whelk egg case, and was mortified, on the way home, to find that there was a little muscle inside it, and a tiny shrimp-like creature…and I killed them!!

  3. Natalia permalink
    May 23, 2009 1:33 am

    Ah the Perils of delving in rock pools eh Sandi?? Probably the reason why I try to leave everything as I found it. Nature is very resourceful when it comes to re adapting itself. Or is it?? Only time will tell.

  4. Curiosity permalink
    May 23, 2009 7:45 am

    Just been on armchair tour to Skeggie. Least interesting..28th International Meccano Exhibition in July….Most interesting to Sandi, The English Walled Garden Embroidery Exhibition + Royal School of Needlework are staging a Nationally Important Embroidery Exhibition in August……..and not forgetting the lads is the Batihing Beauties Beach Hut Festival in September.Oh and please someone get Skegness tourist board a spell check programme!

  5. Curiosity permalink
    May 23, 2009 7:47 am

    ooops! Bathing. Apologies to Skeggie for dissing the spellcheck, I need one too.

  6. LABW permalink
    May 23, 2009 8:23 am

    I went to Butlins in Skegness in the early 60\’s.. I remember I had a great time. My sister and I ran up and down the sand dunes untill we were well worn Never been back since though. Was a bit regimental at meal times ..but that was Butlitz for you …lol LABW LABW xXx

  7. Curiosity permalink
    May 23, 2009 9:13 am

    Sandi, your picture is more inviting than the whole of the website for Skegness as it is now!

  8. Sandi permalink
    May 23, 2009 1:56 pm

    Back in the 60s, seaside towns had their own identities, they were all different in their own ways with their own characters. Nowadays, all the amusements are the same in all the same-looking arcades, with shops selling much the same tat. Shame really.There are two things that I like about Skeg…the sea and Church Farm Museum.A needlework exhibition in August you say? Hmm…will have to check it out!Ah, Butlitz…I worked as a chalet maid, on Fridays, for a while…a few years ago…not somewhere I would choose to go on holiday these days. We did a family holiday in Minehead back in the 60s…I remember that we had a great week…it went too quickly.

  9. Mike permalink
    May 23, 2009 2:29 pm

    First, can i apologise for the state my mates left the chalets in (not me obviously!) but i went to Skegness a few years in a row to pay pool, they used to hold a Uk Open there before it was moved to Blackpool donkey\’s years ago (got to the quarter-finals once….woohoo!) however i must admit that i spent most of my time there getting absolutely legless, chasing women (not literally) and generally having a fabulous time! Jeez….the things we got up to…………:-) xxx

  10. Mike permalink
    May 23, 2009 2:31 pm

    Doh! That should be "to play pool"…..i\’ll blame the keyboard! 🙂 xxx

  11. Sandi permalink
    May 23, 2009 3:21 pm

    Hmm…could there be a keyboard virus, perhaps? They\’ve forgotten how to spell…!! Glad you had a good time, Mike…fond memories, eh? I had a mental image of you in full Benny Hill mode…chasing women…LOL!!

  12. Natalia permalink
    May 23, 2009 4:11 pm

    You worked as a Chalet maid Sandi?? Perhaps I should address you as Sue Pollard?? ;o)

  13. Sandi permalink
    May 23, 2009 4:40 pm

    You mean Peggy….thanks! Is that because of the Benny Hill reference…? Oh, well…you can chase me….ooooh, I say…!

  14. Sandi permalink
    May 23, 2009 4:40 pm

    Ooooh, I say…isn\’t this exciting…!!!!!!

  15. Curiosity permalink
    May 23, 2009 7:06 pm

    Who has the \’kiss me quick\’ hat on today then?

  16. Kayley and Phil permalink
    May 24, 2009 4:39 am

    Looks good! Not sure about the cossie\’s though…

  17. Princess permalink
    May 24, 2009 7:54 am

    Yo Sandi! Good Morning! Aaaaw poster is Fab! Just been reading comments below! Yeah I think a lot of seaside towns have lost their own individuality & look all samey samey.Ooooh used 2 love hunting in rock pools! Hope u have a lovely day 2day. sun\’s out here & it\’s boiling already! Luv PF XXX

  18. Bob permalink
    May 24, 2009 9:26 am

    Well I like Skeggy, even now that it\’s turned into a giant commercialised tourist trap. OK, so it looks pretty much the same as every other seaside town, with the row upon row of arcades interspersed with B&B\’s and pubs, but it\’s local and still has some Lincolnshire character. Butlitz still hosts an annual pool competition which attracts high level entries from all over even if it isn\’t the nationals, and yes most of the entrants seem to spend more time getting blasted than actually playing pool. Skeg still has a pier, which juts an astounding 100 yards or so into the North Sea (the rest was either wiped out in 1978 during a gale or dismantled later on safety grounds), and houses a bowling alley, laserquest arena, camel racing and the usual bunch of fast food outlets.There are also some nearby coastal towns which have their own attractions, including Ingoldmells (pronounced In-ga-mels), home to the Fantasy Island theme park (no, nothing to do with the TV show), which itself houses a year-round market as well as the Embassy Centre, an entertainment venue. I went on my first ever rollercoaster ride there just last year.

  19. Sandi permalink
    May 24, 2009 10:06 am

    OK, then…the beach, Church Farm Museum and Fantasy Island.The poor old pier had a cental section wiped out during the gales of 78, and there was talk of re-building it, but the expense was astronomical…so it had to go. RIP (Rest in Pieces), Skeggy pier…!!!

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