Skegness, Derbyshire Miners Welfare Holiday Centre, Dance Hall c.1955

Skegness, Derbyshire Miners Welfare Holiday Centre, Dance Hall c.1955

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Memories of Skegness

Holiday Home For Under Privileged Children

My father died in 1961 when I was 9 years old. I was told by Notts. Social Services I needed a holiday and was shipped off to a children's home in Skegness for 3 weeks. I cried when I got on the ...Read full memory

A memory of Skegness

Roseberry House

Was sent to Roseberry House in the early 80's I think, it was the first time away from mum and I cried the first few nights. It was mixed by that time; boys dorm one side of building, girls the other, we had bunk beds. I ...Read full memory

A memory of Skegness by Tracey Cutts

Many Happy Years

Memories of years 1953 to 1977 I spent every summer holiday between these years at the Derby Miners. Memorable moments. 1954......nearly drowned but the alarm was raised by Mr Ronnie Haycock who was a paraplegic miner ...Read full memory

Skegness

Hello, I was shipped off to skegness when I was 8 years old when my father died it was to give mum a rest, I remember the matron who had a room off the dormatry we were not supposed to talk after lights out. The nit nurse used diluted ...Read full memory

A memory of Skegness by osbcarol5042
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History

Further south, Watling Street widens to form a market place complete with town hall and a corn exchange. The town received a market charter before 1220 and was an Anglo-Saxon fortified 'burh' since 917 AD. The town hall, built in Italianate style in 1865 with a central clocktower, is now divided into the offices belonging to the town council and other commercial concerns. To its left is the post office, located in an imposing brick fronted building of 1799. The market place still serves as a car park.

This is an excerpt from Northamptonshire Living Memories, by Martin Andrew

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