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Belton House, Boathouse Pond, Boathouse or Fishing Lodge
Belton House, Boathouse Pond, Boathouse or Fishing Lodge
Belton House, Boathouse Pond, Boathouse or Fishing Lodge

John Cust, the first Earl Brownlow, commissioned Anthony Salvin to design the boathouse in grounds of Belton House in the 1840s.

It has unusual basket-weave plasterwork and a stone fish scale roof, and was restored by the National Trust in 2008.

DB 8 July 2016

Belton Kesteven, Belton House, boathouse
Belton House, Wilderness Garden, Boathouse
Belton House, Wilderness Garden, Boathouse
Belton House, Wilderness Garden, Boathouse

Stickwork boathouse located in the wilderness garden. The National Trust is currently seeking funds for its restoration.

DB 23 September 2017 

Belton Kesteven, Belton House, boathouse
Blankney, Golf Club House
Blankney, Golf Club House
Blankney, Golf Club House

"Pair of cottages, now clubhouse and cottage. c1835 by W A Nicholson"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1359360 

"Unusually, the Hall was not built within its park, the park being on the opposite side of the village's main road.

Although part of the park has been lost to arable farming much of it remains as a golf course.

The course was first laid out over 9 holes in 1902 by the 2nd Earl of Londesborough, in all probability at this stage for the use of himself and his guests, but in 1904 Blankney Golf Club was formed to manage the course which it continues to do today.

In 1938 it was decided to extend the course to 18 holes and this extended course came into play at the start of the 1940 season"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blankney 

DB 1 August 2020

Blankney, Golf Club House
Bloxholm, Recreation Room
Bloxholm, Recreation Room
Bloxholm, Recreation Room

Bloxholm Recreation Room is dated 1952.

National Grid reference TF066538.

DB 8 June 2020

Bloxholm, Recreation Room
Boston, Old Bath Gardens
Boston, Old Bath Gardens
Boston, Old Bath Gardens
Photograph from 'The Boston Album of Views', c.1900
Boston, Old Bath gardens
Bourne, Institute (Pyramid Club)
Bourne, Institute (Pyramid Club)
Bourne, Institute (Pyramid Club)

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1919 has an entry "The Bourne Institute, in West street, has reading, card and ladies' rooms on ground floor and a billiard room and library on first floor; there is also a large room for concerts and entertainments"

Now the Pyramid Club for snooker & pool.

DB 8 July 2019 

 

Bourne, Institute, Pyramid Club
Bourne, Public Hall & Corn Exchange
Bourne, Public Hall & Corn Exchange
Bourne, Public Hall & Corn Exchange

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1913 states :-
 

"The Public Hall and Corn Exchange in Abbey road, erected by a company in 1870, at a cost of £2,000, including land and fittings, is a structure of red brick with stone dressings, and has a large hall, with stage and retiring rooms, in which also the corn market is held, and capable of seating 700 people"

DB 8 July 2019

Bourne, Public Hall
Bourne, Public Hall & Corn Exchange
Bourne, Public Hall & Corn Exchange
Bourne, Public Hall & Corn Exchange

"3 Abbey Road. 1870. Built for the Bourne Public Hall and Corn Exchange Company Limited.

The architect was Charles Bell of London and the contract for the construction work went to Robert Young of Lincoln in May 1870, after his tender of £1,150 was accepted.

Construction work was carried out during the summer months and the corn market opened for business in October.

The controlling company was wound up in June 1938 when it was sold to Bourne Urban District Council.

In the local government reorganisation of 1974 ownership passed to South Kesteven District Council.

The Corn exchange was substantially extended and rebuilt in 1990"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corn_exchanges_in_England 

DB 8 July 2019

Bourne, Public Hall
Burringham, Temperance Hall
Burringham, Temperance Hall
Burringham, Temperance Hall

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1919 states "The Temperance Hall, erected in 1891, is now used as a parish hall"

More recently converted into a two bed detached house and being offered for sale September 2020 with an asking price of £195,000

Geoff Swain Collection 6 September 1993


Burringham, Temperance Hall
Cleethorpes, Pier
Cleethorpes, Pier
Cleethorpes, Pier

The pier at Cleethorpes opened on August Bank Holiday 1873.

The Pavilion shown dates from 1905 and replaced an earlier hall destroyed by fire.

Originally, the pier was 1200 ft (360m) long, but was deliberately breached in WW2 - because of invasion fears - and after the war the seaward section was demolished.

Frank Robinson, 2009

See other images of the pier

Cleethorpes, pier
Cleethorpes, swimming pool
Cleethorpes, swimming pool
Cleethorpes, swimming pool

The Swimming Pool was built when the improvements were made to the sea front in 1884.

undated postcard

Cleethorpes, swimming pool
Dyke, Village Hall (Army Hut / Mission Church)
Dyke, Village Hall (Army Hut / Mission Church)
Dyke, Village Hall (Army Hut / Mission Church)

An original army hut from the Machine Gun Corps encampment at Belton Park.

Bought to Dyke in 1920 to serve as St Georges Mission Church.

The Mission Hall became the village hall in 1976.

http://dykehistory.org.uk/dyke-village-hall 

DB 20 August 2020

Dyke, Village Hall, Machine Gun Corps, St Georges Mission Church
Epworth, Temperance Hall
Epworth, Temperance Hall
Epworth, Temperance Hall

White's Directory of Lincolnshire 1872 has an entry "A Temperance Hall, in which is held the Mechanics' Institute, reading room and library, containing upwards of 2000 volumes, was erected in High street in 1868, at an outlay of £350. Mr. Smith Fielding is secretary to the Mechanics' Institute, and Mr. John Robert Pearson to the Temperance Society"

The Epworth Temperance Hall Fund was registered as a charity on 30 Nov 1962. It was removed from the register on 12 Jan 2000 as its funds were spent up.

https://beta.charitycommission.gov.uk/charity-details/?regid=213742&subid=0 

DB 9 August 2019

Epworth, Temperance Hall, Band of Hope
Epworth, Temperance Hall
Epworth, Temperance Hall
Epworth, Temperance Hall

Blue plaque on front of building.

"MEETING HALL 

for the Epworth Temperance Movement and Band of Hope 1868 - 1948"

DB 9 August 2019

Epworth, Temperance Hall, Band of Hope, Blue Plaque
Freiston Shore
Freiston Shore
Freiston Shore

Freiston Shore, north of Boston, was developed as a sea bathing resort in the late 18th & early 19th centuries.

Later coastal accretion caused a salt marsh to develop bringing the end of the hotel trade.

Freiston Shore contains the remains of fortifications constructed during the Second World War and a former light railway.

Postcard, 1906

Freiston, sea bathing, Freiston Shore
Friskney, duck decoy
Friskney, duck decoy
Friskney, duck decoy

This overgrown pond lies within the Decoy Wood nature reserve, and was once a duck decoy. It is said that in 1866 over a thousand ducks were caught here.

The photo shows what is left of one of the ‘pipes’, down which the birds were enticed and trapped.

See:- www.lincstrust.org.uk/reserves/Friskney-Decoy-Wood

Frank Robinson, January 2014

Friskney, duck decoy
Gainsborough, Regal Cinema
Gainsborough, Regal Cinema
Gainsborough, Regal Cinema

Built in the Art Deco style in 1924, the Regal Cinema no longer survives.

Photograph 1963

Gainsborough, Regal Cinema
Gainsborough, State Cinema, Church Street
Gainsborough, State Cinema, Church Street
Gainsborough, State Cinema, Church Street

Former State Cinema which opened 17th June 1940 with Marlene Dietrich in "Destry Rides Again".

Closed as a cinema in 1973. 

http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/23863 

DB 18 June 2019

Gainsborough, State Club, State Cinema
Gosberton, Public Hall
Gosberton, Public Hall
Gosberton, Public Hall

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1919 states "Gosberton Public Hall built in 1872, on a site given by Earl Brownlow, will seat about 350 persons"

DB 16 June 2019

Gosberton, Public Hall, Earl Brownlow
Grimsby, Albert Gardens
Grimsby, Albert Gardens
Grimsby, Albert Gardens

Grimsby Albert Gardens & Prince Consort Memorial commemorate Albert, Queen Victoria's consort, who died in 1861. It is in the East Marsh area of the town close to the docks.

The memorial was unveiled in 1879 and moved to the Dock Offices at the dock entrance in c.1980.

'Jay Em Jay' Series postcard, posted 1904

Grimsby, Albert Gardens, Prince Consort Memorial
Grimsby, Cleethorpe Road, Caxton Theatre
Grimsby, Cleethorpe Road, Caxton Theatre
Grimsby, Cleethorpe Road, Caxton Theatre

Celebrating its 75th anniversay year.

https://caxtontheatre.com 

"The Caxton Players Society dates back to the early 1940s, during the Second World War, with perfromances to lift spirits during darker times.

Today, they are the only Society in the county with an auditorium, based in Grimsby, which offers seating for nearly 200 theatre-goers"

http://explorelincolnshire.co.uk/grimsby/cinemas-and-theatre/caxton-theatre-36862.html  

DB 10 November 2018 

Grimsby, Cleethorpe Road, Caxton Theatre
Grimsby, People's Park
Grimsby, People's Park
Grimsby, People's Park

People's Park in Grimsby was officially opened in 1883.

The 27 acres of land were a gift to the council from Edward Heneage of Hainton, a prominent landowner, who was influential in the town's development.

Undated postcard

Grimsby, Edward Heneage, People's Park
Grimsby, People's Park
Grimsby, People's Park
Grimsby, People's Park

People's Park in Grimsby was officially opened on 17 August 1883.

The 27 acres of land were a gift to the council from Edward Heneage of Hainton, a prominent landowner, who was influential in the town's development.

Undated postcard

Grimsby, Edward Heneage, People's Park
Harlaxton, Village Hall
Harlaxton, Village Hall
Harlaxton, Village Hall

A plaque set into the wall states :-

"ERECTED 1920 BY THE PARISHIONERS OF HARLAXTON IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO SERVED IN THE WAR 1914 - 1918"  

DB 26 September 2018  

Harlaxton, Village Hall
Ingoldmells, Butlins Holiday Camp
Ingoldmells, Butlins Holiday Camp
Ingoldmells, Butlins Holiday Camp

The Butlin Luxury Holiday Camp opened in 1936 and cost £100,000.

It is sited close to the beach and conveniently alongside the A52 between Skegness and Mablethorpe.

undated postcard

Ingoldmells, Butlins Holiday Camp
Ingoldmells, Butlins Holiday Camp
Ingoldmells, Butlins Holiday Camp
Ingoldmells, Butlins Holiday Camp

The ballroom at Butlin's was an important centre of evening entertainment for the weekly visitors.

undated postcard

Ingoldmells, Butlins Holiday Camp, ballroom
Laceby, Temperance Hall
Laceby, Temperance Hall
Laceby, Temperance Hall

Kelly's Directory of Linconshire 1919 states :-

"Here is a Temperance Hall, erected in 1872, at a cost of £500 and seating about 250 persons"

DB 8 February 2020

Laceby, Temperance Hall
Lincoln, Arboretum
Lincoln, Arboretum
Lincoln, Arboretum

The Arboretum in Lincoln opened in 1872.

The lion statue was the gift of F. J. Clarke, businessman and four-times mayor of Lincoln. It was made from composition stone by Austin and Seeley of London.

undated postcard

Streets, Lincoln Arboretum, F J Clarke, Auston & Seeley, lion statue
Lincoln, Arboretum, Bandstand
Lincoln, Arboretum, Bandstand
Lincoln, Arboretum, Bandstand

The nationally celebrated designer Edward Milner was employed at Lincoln to create the Arboretum on Monks Road in 1872.

The bandstand was soon a popular and well used feature of the public park.

It was restored in the 1990s as part of a £2m project undertaken by the City Council.

May 2013

Buildings, Lincoln arboretum, bandstand, Edward Milner
Lincoln, Arboretum, Cafe & Lodge
Lincoln, Arboretum, Cafe & Lodge
Lincoln, Arboretum, Cafe & Lodge

"Gate lodge and refreshment room. 1872. Probably designed by Edward Milner ...

This building was built to serve the Arboretum which was laid out between 1869 and 1972, to the designs of the improtant Victorian garden designer Edward Milner"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1388698 

DB 16 September 2019 

Lincoln, Cafe, Gate, Lodge, Arboretum, Edward Milner
Lincoln, Arboretum, Fountain
Lincoln, Arboretum, Fountain
Lincoln, Arboretum, Fountain

The fountain is center image and jets of water should be rising from top of the structure - unfortunately not working.

Local signage states :-

"The Lake is a key feature of The Arboretum.

The designer Edward Milner intended it to be both an ornamental and practical feature as it was designed to collect water from the many springs on the site.

The Fountain was erected in 1911, 39 years after ,the opening of The Arboretum, to celebrate the inauguration of Lincoln's new water supply from Elksley Water Works.

The introduction of the new water supply was greeted with great celebration and the fountain is composed of cores taken from the bore hole at Elksley" 

DB 1 August 2019

Lincoln, Arboretum, Fountain
Lincoln, Arboretum, Shelter
Lincoln, Arboretum, Shelter
Lincoln, Arboretum, Shelter

"Shelter. Late C19. Made by Lockerbie & Wilson of Birmingham. Cast-iron, with ogee zinc sheet roof"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1388690 

DB 16 September 2019  

Lincoln, Shelter, Arboretum, Lockerbie & Wilson
Lincoln, Arboretum, Statue of Lion
Lincoln, Arboretum, Statue of Lion
Lincoln, Arboretum, Statue of Lion

"Statue of lion. 1872. By Austin & Seeley. Presented by FJ Clarke"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1388691

Francis Jonathan Clarke (1841-1888) was a successful Lincoln High Street chemist, and Mayor of Lincoln 3 times, 1878-9, 1883-4, 1884-5.

Famous for Clarke's Blood Mixture.

http://www.itsaboutlincoln.co.uk/the-arboretum.html

All Saints Church, Monks Road just visible in the background, in the gap between the trees.

DB 1 August 2019

Lincoln, Arboretum, Statue of Lion, Francis Jonathan Clarke
Lincoln, Boultham Park, Bandstand
Lincoln, Boultham Park, Bandstand
Lincoln, Boultham Park, Bandstand

"Sunday 25th March 2018 was an emotional day for many in the community as the park’s bandstand was played in for the first time since its extensive restoration"

http://www.boulthampark.co.uk/the-1920s-come-roaring-into-the-park/ 

"The new roof will be made of durable zinc and the concrete surround will be resurfaced along with brickwork base improvements"

http://www.boulthampark.co.uk/bandstand-80th-year-refresh/ 

DB 23 April 2018 

Lincoln, Boultham Park, Bandstand
Lincoln, New Theatre Royal
Lincoln, New Theatre Royal
Lincoln, New Theatre Royal

"The present theatre, initially called the New Theatre Royal, was built in 1893 to the designs of Bertie Crewe and W.G.R. Sprague.

After an explosion and fire in 1892 had destroyed the previous Theatre Royal on the site, built in 1806.

The 1806 theatre was, in turn, a rebuild of an earlier theatre of 1764 on Butchery Street, now called Clasketgate.

The structure of the building remained the same until 1907, when the present frontage, foyer, and lounge were added, spinning the orientation of the entrance to face Clasketgate.

A 2010 refurbishment of public non-auditorium space restructured and modernised the foyer and bar areas.

The building is Grade II listed"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Theatre_Royal_Lincoln 

DB 20 October 2018

Lincoln, New Theatre Royal, Bertie Crewe, W.G.R. Sprague
Lincoln, New Theatre Royal, Playbill
Lincoln, New Theatre Royal, Playbill
Lincoln, New Theatre Royal, Playbill

Playbill on display in the New Theatre Royal for a 1933 production by the Denville Players.

Dempsey Stuart as the featured actor. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfred_Denville 

Lincoln, New Theatre Royal, Playbill, Denville Players, Dempsey Stuart, actor
Lincoln, New Theatre Royal, Wartime
Lincoln, New Theatre Royal, Wartime
Lincoln, New Theatre Royal, Wartime

Wartime theatre information displayed in the New Theatre Royal.

Programmes as advertised in the "Lincolnshire Echo" and the "Lincolnshire Chronicle".

"NEAREST AIR RAID SHELTER—ST. PETER-AT-ARCHES-140 yds."

Lincoln, New Theatre Royal, war
Lincoln, Radion Cinema (Radio Lincolnshire)
Lincoln, Radion Cinema (Radio Lincolnshire)
Lincoln, Radion Cinema (Radio Lincolnshire)

Former Radion Cinema now the home of Radio Lincolnshire.

"Designed by W.J. King, the Radion Cinema was the last Lincoln cinema built before the war, opening on March 27th 1939"

http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/37402 

DB 16 September 2019

Lincoln, Radion Cinema, Radio Lincolnshire, W.J. King
Lincoln, Ritz Cinema
Lincoln, Ritz Cinema
Lincoln, Ritz Cinema

Former Ritz Cinema,143-147 High Street now a J.D. Wetherspoon's pub.

The Ritz Cinema opened 1937.

Taken over by the Rank Organisation and re-named as the Odeon 1956 but closed 1981.

Re-opened as an independent 1985, with the name reverting back to the Ritz, but closed again 1996.

In 1998 it re-opened as a J.D. Wetherspoon pub using the foyer and stalls area.

http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/25899

DB 5 December 2019

Lincoln, Ritz Cinema, Odeon, Wetherspoon
Lincoln, South Park
Lincoln, South Park
Lincoln, South Park

This Edwardian postcard depicts South Park with the lower slopes of South Common to the right.

South Common, a site of nature conservation importance, covers an area of 80 hectares between Canwick Road and Cross O'Cliff Hill.

Its southern boundary rises steeply to the limestone edge.

 

Lincoln, South Park, South Common,
Louth, Hubbard's Hills
Louth, Hubbard's Hills
Louth, Hubbard's Hills

This rustic wooden shelter in Hubbard's Hills was one of four given by local Member of Parliament, R W Perks, at a total cost of £100, when the park was first opened in 1907.

Undated postcard

Louth, Hubbard's Hills, R W Perks
Louth, Hubbard's Hills
Louth, Hubbard's Hills
Louth, Hubbard's Hills

Hubbard's Hills is a deep wooded valley to the south-west of the town. It was acquired for the town using a generous bequest from Alphonse Pahud, a language teacher at Louth Grammar School.

card posted 1940s

Louth, Hubbard's Hills, Alphonse Pahud, Louth Grammar School
Louth, Old Railway Line
Louth, Old Railway Line
Louth, Old Railway Line

The east side of Louth had several parks which have been taken into the growing town.  One such was Stewton House Park.

The railway from Boston cut through it so that land to the west of the line was sold off for large houses and gardens and that to the east is mostly housing estate.

The railway has gone but the route is still there and converted to a pleasant tree-lined footpath.

Louth, East Coast Line, Railway, footpath
Louth, Old Railway Line
Louth, Old Railway Line
Louth, Old Railway Line

This information board alongside the footpath to the south-east of the town centre gives details of the former East Lincolnshire Line which passed through Louth.

 

Louth, East Lincolnshire Railway Line, footpath
Market Deeping, Empire Cinema
Market Deeping, Empire Cinema
Market Deeping, Empire Cinema

Former Empire Cinema now a gym.

"The Empire Cinema was built for the Jack Bancroft chain, and opened at the end of September 1928"

http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/44333 

Closed 11th May 1963. 

DB 7 September 2019 

Market Deeping, Empire Cinema
Owston Ferry, Coronation Hall
Owston Ferry, Coronation Hall
Owston Ferry, Coronation Hall

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1919 states "The Coronation Hall and Institute was erected in 1912. Here is a reading room, with billiard room attached"

The coronation of George V took place on 22 June 1911.

DB 21 August 2018

Owston Ferry, Coronation Hall
Scunthorpe, Jubilee Hall, Laneham Street
Scunthorpe, Jubilee Hall, Laneham Street
Scunthorpe, Jubilee Hall, Laneham Street

"Built as a Jubilee Hall by Scunthorpe Co-operative Society in 1925, but became a cinema in 1927.

It closed in 1955 and the building has now been converted into a Chinese restaurant called the Pearl City"

http://northlincsmuseumimagearchive.org.uk/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;s07168&pos=2&action=zoom 

DB 19 February 2019 

Scunthorpe, Jubilee Hall, Laneham Street
Scunthorpe, Royal Cinema, Gilliatt Street
Scunthorpe, Royal Cinema, Gilliatt Street
Scunthorpe, Royal Cinema, Gilliatt Street

The former Royal Cinema which opened as a silent cinema on 1st October 1929.

In 1959 the Royal Cinema closed its doors and reopened as the town’s Star Bingo Club.

http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/43426 

Now Oscar's Bar.

DB 19 February 2019  

 

Scunthorpe, Royal Cinema, Gilliatt Street
Skegness, Casino Ballroom
Skegness, Casino Ballroom
Skegness, Casino Ballroom

The Casino on North Parade opened in 1922. As well as a ballroom it had a restaurant and indoor skating rink. It later became the Winter Gardens and then Murphy Radio Ltd's factory.

Postcard from the inter-war period by Wilford of Leicester

Skegness,
Skegness, Cental Cinema (Now Majestic Bingo)
Skegness, Cental Cinema (Now Majestic Bingo)
Skegness, Cental Cinema (Now Majestic Bingo)

"A conversion of the 1887 Central Hall, it opened as a cinema on 11th January 1922 ... Part time bingo was introduced in 1956.

Films ceased on Saturday 23 September 1962 ... It became a full-time bingo hall, which continues today"

http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/48221 

An entry for the Central Hall in Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1919 :-

"Central Hall (John H. Canning, propr.), Roman bank"

DB 30 October 2019

Skegness, Cental Cinema, Cental Hall, Majestic Bingo
Skegness, Cricket Club
Skegness, Cricket Club
Skegness, Cricket Club

"Skegness Cricket and Supporters Club has a long, rich and colourful history, and we have been in existence since at least 1877 ...

That it is in existence at all owes a lot to the 9th Earl of Scarborough who was instrumental in developing it, along with much of the town of Skegness" 

http://www.skegnesscc.co.uk/aboutus.html 

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1919 states :-

"There are Cricket and Lawn Tennis Grounds near the station, about 9 acres in extent, and adjoining on the south side are the Camp and Recreation Grounds, on which several regiments usually encamp each summer"

Also

"Skegness Cricket & Lawn Tennis Club (Bertram D. Foster, sec)"

DB 30 October 2019

Skegness, Cricket Club
Skegness, Embassy Theatre
Skegness, Embassy Theatre
Skegness, Embassy Theatre

"First known as the Piazza, the Embassy has been located on Skegness' Grand Parade since 1926, comprising a dance hall and an area for an orchestra to play live music.

The venue was destroyed by a storm in 1978 and in 1982 was refurbished as the Embassy Centre, then again in 1999"

https://www.list.co.uk/place/54593-embassy-theatre-skegness/ 

DB 30 October 2019

Skegness, Embassy Theatre, Piazza
Skegness, Fairy Dell Fountain
Skegness, Fairy Dell Fountain
Skegness, Fairy Dell Fountain

The Fairy Dell Fountain was part of a large complex of landscape and water features created along the front at Skegness between Grand Parade and the beach.

These attractions included areas for paddling and bathing as well as a boating lake and waterway.

Undated postcard

Skegness, Fairy Dell, Fountain, foreshore, Grand Parade,
Skegness, Gibraltar Point, Visitor Centre
Skegness, Gibraltar Point, Visitor Centre
Skegness, Gibraltar Point, Visitor Centre

A frosty view of the Visitor Centre before it was flooded following a tidal surge in December 2013 - the damage led to its subsequent demolition. 

DB 18 December 2010

Skegness, Gibraltar Point, Visitor Centre
Skegness, Gibraltar Point, Visitor Centre
Skegness, Gibraltar Point, Visitor Centre
Skegness, Gibraltar Point, Visitor Centre

Visitor Centre viewed from the east - across a carpet of Sea-Lavender (Limonium Vulgare) flowers.

The centre was badly damaged by a tidal surge in December 2013 and was subsequently demolished. 

DB 1 August 2010

Skegness, Gibraltar Point, Visitor Centre
Skegness, Gibraltar Point, Visitor Centre
Skegness, Gibraltar Point, Visitor Centre
Skegness, Gibraltar Point, Visitor Centre

New Visitor Centre officially opened October 2016 but as the image shows was actually in use prior to that date.

"The spectacular new £1m building replaces the former Visitor Centre, which suffered extensive flood damage during the storm surge in December 2013.

The new building is raised on stilts to protect it from any future flooding"

https://www.lincstrust.org.uk/news/simon-king-officially-open-new-gibraltar-point-visitor-centre 

DB 16 June 2016

Skegness, Gibraltar Point, Visitor Centre
Skegness, Pier
Skegness, Pier
Skegness, Pier

Skegness pier was built in 1881 and was the fourth longest in England at 1843ft (562m).

The seaward end of the pier boasted a fine pavilion and concert hall.

Popular steamship pleasure trips across the Wash to Hunstanton on the Norfolk coast operated from a landing stage nearby.

Postcard, 1912

Skegness, pier, steamers,
Skegness, Pier
Skegness, Pier
Skegness, Pier

A severe storm on the night of 11/12 January 1978 destroyed almost half of the pier.

The concert hall was demolished some years later and little now remains of the original structure.

Ken Redmore, 2004

Skegness, pier, storm damage,
Skegness, Pier
Skegness, Pier
Skegness, Pier

The exceptional length of Skegness Pier - over one-third of a mile - can be appreciated in this unusual view of Skegness pier, looking from the pier head towards the land.

Undated postcard

Skegness, pier,
Skegness, Tower Cinema
Skegness, Tower Cinema
Skegness, Tower Cinema

"Built and opened by local exhibitor Fred Clements, the Tower Cinema opened on 27th March 1922"

http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/25355 

DB 30 October 2019 

Skegness, Tower Cinema, Fred Clements
Skellingthorpe, Old Village Hall Scout Hut
Skellingthorpe, Old Village Hall Scout Hut
Skellingthorpe, Old Village Hall Scout Hut

Date Stone reads "W.I. VILLAGE HALL 1928" 

"The Village Hall is on High Street and is now used by the local scouts as their HQ"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skellingthorpe 

DB 14 June 2018

Skellingthorpe, Old Village Hall Scout Hut
Sleaford, Playhouse Theatre
Sleaford, Playhouse Theatre
Sleaford, Playhouse Theatre

"Sleaford Playhouse is a Grade II listed Georgian building dating from 1820.

Prior to it being restored and re-opened as a theatre in 2000 it had been used as a benefits office and library.

The Grade II listed Playhouse started life as a theatre and was built for a local printer and actor Joseph Smedley. 

In 1841 the theatre was sold to John Hyde and was later taken over by Jane Hill and William Pidd-Fischer in 1853. 

In 1855, despite attempts to re-open it as a theatre, the building was sold to Thomas Parry who in turn sold the building to the Church of England. 

Through a variety of donations and grants it was converted into the town's first infant school by local builders Parry and William Kirk, at a cost of £1,085"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Playhouse_(Sleaford) 

"Former Playhouse. Early C19"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1168678 

DB 20 June 2018 

Sleaford, Playhouse, Joseph Smedley
Sleaford, Playhouse Theatre
Sleaford, Playhouse Theatre
Sleaford, Playhouse Theatre

"Home to Sleaford Little Theatre Amateur Dramatic Society.

Built in 1825 our Georgian Playhouse Theatre had some success until it closed in 1856 and was converted into a school.

The following years saw the building used for a series of other uses but was restored and reopened in 2000"

https://sleafordplayhouse.co.uk/ 

DB 25 January 2020

Sleaford, Playhouse Theatre, Sleaford Little Theatre Amateur Dramatic Society
Spalding, Savoy Cinema
Spalding, Savoy Cinema
Spalding, Savoy Cinema

Art Deco building situated on the south side of Westlode Street.

"Originally opened in as the Savoy cinema in June 1937, the building was converted into a bingo club in 1970"

https://www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/news/eyes-down-at-new-look-regent-bingo-in-spalding-9046787/ 

DB 2 October 2019

Spalding, Savoy cinema, Regent Bingo
Spilsby, Masonic Hall, Hundleby Road
Spilsby, Masonic Hall, Hundleby Road
Spilsby, Masonic Hall, Hundleby Road

Former Masonic Hall now Askew's Carpets.

Kelly's Directory 1905 has an entry "Freemasons' Shakespeare Lodge 426 ( J. J. Rainey, sec. ), Masonic hall"

A new Masonic Hall, in Halton road, was erected in 1913.

Geoff Swain Collection 24 June 2002

Spilsby, Masonic Hall, Shakespeare Lodge (426)
Sutton on Sea, Foreshore Shelters
Sutton on Sea, Foreshore Shelters
Sutton on Sea, Foreshore Shelters

Sutton on Sea (originally Sutton le Marsh) was a popular bathing place, with accommodation for visitors, as early as the eighteenth century.

Despite the large increase in trippers brought by the tramway from Alford and the train via the Willoughby-Mablethorpe loop, Sutton remained relatively quiet.

Shelters, like these modern concrete shells near the sea front, allow visitors to sit quietly and enjoy the sea air.

Sutton On Sea, foreshore shelters
Waddington, Air Display
Waddington, Air Display
Waddington, Air Display

From 1995 to 2014 the RAF held an International Airshow at RAF Waddington.

There had been airshows at the same venue for several years in the 1960s to early 1980s, but these were of a more local character.

A highlight of the show would be the Vulcan ‘scramble’, a hugely impressive show of power and noise.

In a quieter vein, a Lancaster bomber of World War 2 vintage from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (seen here) would be on display.

Peter Grey Collection, 1968
Waddington, Air display, Lancaster
Waddington, RAF Waddington, Air Show
Waddington, RAF Waddington, Air Show
Waddington, RAF Waddington, Air Show

Royal Air Force Waddington - Crowds at Air Show pictured in 1981. 

DB May 1981

Waddington, Royal Air Force Waddington, Air Show
Waddington, RAF Waddington, Air Show, Avro Vulcan
Waddington, RAF Waddington, Air Show, Avro Vulcan
Waddington, RAF Waddington, Air Show, Avro Vulcan

Royal Air Force Waddington - Air Show pictured in 1981. 

"In the Cold War, RAF Waddington became an Avro Vulcan V-bomber base, with 83 Sqn being the first in the RAF to receive the Vulcan in May 1957. It continued in this role until 1984 when the last Vulcan squadron, No. 50, disbanded"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAF_Waddington 

DB May 1981

Waddington, Royal Air Force Waddington, Air Show, RAF, Avro Vulcan, V-bomber
Wellingore, Viking Way
Wellingore, Viking Way
Wellingore, Viking Way

Plaque on the outside of Wellingore Memorial Hall near the route of the Viking Way.

"The Viking Way is a long distance trail in England running 147 miles (237 km) between the Humber Bridge in North Lincolnshire and Oakham in Rutland ...

The Countryside Commission recognised the significance of the Viking Way as a high quality long distance walk linking other major routes in Eastern England, these being the Yorkshire Wolds Way at the northern end, the Hereward Way and Macmillan Way from Oakham and indirectly via the Hereward Way, the Jurassic Way from Stamford and the southern end of the Peddars Way from Thetford.

Most of the route is designated as part of the European long distance path E2"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viking_Way 

DB 17 September 2020 

Wellingore, Viking Way
Woodhall Spa, Jubilee Park, Bandstand
Woodhall Spa, Jubilee Park, Bandstand
Woodhall Spa, Jubilee Park, Bandstand

Jubilee Park was "a gift from Sir Archibald and Lady Weigall to commemorate the jubilee of King George V in 1935"

http://www.woodhallspa.org/wp/31-2/heritage/jubilee-park 

DB 9 March 2020

Woodhall Spa, Jubilee Park, Bandstand, Weigall
Woodhall Spa, Kinema In The Woods
Woodhall Spa, Kinema In The Woods
Woodhall Spa, Kinema In The Woods

The Kinema opened in 1922 following its conversion from a sports pavilion.

The only full time cinema in the UK still using rear projection. A second screen was added in 1994. 

DB 28 December 2017

Woodhall Spa, Kinema