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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John and May Mcgahan worked in a Chapel-St-Leonards' chipshop for Ben? My mother was called Margaret Mcgahan. Does anyone remember them? Did you work with them? I would like to find out more.< also trying to find my dad alan smith who worked at the neptune and lived in the chalets next door i think he moved away with his dad to build boats

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)

Yes do remember the Chip Shop in Chapel St Leonards that was run by Ben, as a young girl we used to often go there so no doubt were served by Margaret, are you any relation to Eileen, and were you or your parents in the Lincolnshire Floods?

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)

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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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