A former editor of the Skegness News has had a book published about the famous seaside town.
Jim Wright, who has already written books about nearby Wainfleet and Friskney, looks at the history and appeal of Skegness in the book Skegness – Lincolnshire’s Famous Seaside Resort.
It looks at the arrival of the man whose name is synonymous with Skegness – Billy Butlin.
And on the cover of the book is the resort’s famous tower, which Jim says “is to Skegness what Nelson’s Column is to Trafalgar Square and what the Statue of Liberty is to New York – a symbol of pride and heritage”.
Jim reveals that as far back as the 1880s Skegness has acted as a magnet for generations of visitors from towns and cities in the East Midlands and Yorkshire.
He also looks at the appeal of Skegness and why so many of its visitors return year after year.
Back to the Bygones index
Send us your memories. Write to HoldTheFrontPage, Ground Floor, East Point, Cardinal Square, 10 Nottingham Road, Derby DE1 3QT, or e-mail us now