Skegness, Walsh's Holiday Camp c.1955

Skegness, Walsh's Holiday Camp 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


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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Caravan camps have become much more sophisticated since the 1950s, but they also had lots of fun in those days, you can be sure of that! Walsh's Camp at Roman Bank is pictured here against the background of the Winthorpe housing estate; it is still there, but it has been updated and has many more caravans.

This is an excerpt from Skegness Town and City Memories, by Winston Kime

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