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.

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Memories of Chapel St Leonards


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)

Hi, This is a long shot I know; but does anyone know of a John Miles - will be aged between 36-40 now. About 20 years ago he used to live at Sea Bank Cottage, Sea Bank Lane but moved, and we lost contact. All I know is the above, and that he used to work in an arcade in Ingoldmells called 'Tickled Pink' then worked (...Read full memory)

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)

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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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