Chapel St Leonards, The Parade c.1955

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Caption for Chapel St Leonards, The Parade C1955: Again we see the village centre, with another of the special seaside shops that sold everything needed for a seaside holiday. This time buckets and spades are visible, and so is the sign for Eldorado ice cream. This has all been replaced by a large brick building divided into small shops.

An extract from Lincolnshire Living Memories.

Memories of Chapel St Leonards


My grandfather had a holiday home that was washed away in the 1953 floods, it was a very unsual property from what I have been told, but have never seen an image of it. It was 2 old railway carriages that sat overlooking the sea about a half mile north of Chapel (...Read full memory)

When I was a child in the 1950s and 1960s we went to chapel every year and stayed in a bungalow named FAIRVIEW which is on the corner of Sunningdale Drive and South Road. Across the road lived an AA man with his motor bike and sidecar, further round South Road lived a blind man who used to make (...Read full memory)

Miss Canning did not have the haberdashery store, that was Mrs Graham and her shop was next door to Stows Stores.  In the back was a little tea room and a girl called Lilly Bodice worked with her.  The shop and cottage she lived in was left to Lilly when Mrs Graham passed away.  Miss Canning sold the papers, sweets, (...Read full memory)

I have spent many happy holidays in Chapel. My Dad had two weeks holiday from the Prudential and he and Mum and I would head off on hols. I specifically remember fossil hunting on Chapel Point beach, there I also learned to swim. I remember too the esplanade, there was a walk through with an amusement arcade (...Read full memory)

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Caption for Chapel St Leonards, The Parade C1955: Again we see the village centre, with another of the special seaside shops that sold everything needed for a seaside holiday. This time buckets and spades are visible, and so is the sign for Eldorado ice cream. This has all been replaced by a large brick building divided into small shops.

An extract from Lincolnshire Living Memories.

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