Chapel St Leonards, The Vine Hotel 1959

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Caption for Chapel St Leonards, The Vine Hotel 1959: The Vine Hotel was certainly the largest building in the village; it was built before the Second World War. The writer seems to recall it being more of a very popular pub than a busy hotel. There were two hotels in the village, the Vine in the village centre and the Grange along Sea Bank Road just behind the sand hills.

An extract from Lincolnshire Living Memories.

Memories of Chapel St Leonards


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)

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)

I have fond memories of our family holidays in Chapel St Leonards in the 1950s, it was also where some of my relatives lived and worked. I remember the giant fish that was washed up on the beach and I have a few old black and white photos of my family, including my grandma, sitting on the (...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)

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Caption for Chapel St Leonards, The Vine Hotel 1959: The Vine Hotel was certainly the largest building in the village; it was built before the Second World War. The writer seems to recall it being more of a very popular pub than a busy hotel. There were two hotels in the village, the Vine in the village centre and the Grange along Sea Bank Road just behind the sand hills.

An extract from Lincolnshire Living Memories.

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