SECWHA EAST COAST & Wolds

About Skegness

Perched on the 'drier side of Britain', Skegness is a seaside resort that's small enough to offer a friendly atmosphere, but large enough to provide hours of entertainment for young and old alike.

Until the town's first rail link was built in the mid 1870s, Skegness had been little more than a village with fewer than 400 residents, most of whom earned a living as fishermen or farm labourers.

Once the trains began rolling into town, Skegness soon burst into life as the successful seaside holiday resort we know today.

The frequent rail excursions that brought visitors to Skegness in their thousands also gave rise to one of the town's best known icons - the cheerful and irrepressible Jolly Fisherman.

His 'birth' in 1908 came at the hand of artist John Hassall, who created the character for an advertising poster at the request of the Great Northern Railway Company..

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Skegness
Lincolnshire 
PE25

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Embassy Theatre, Grand Parade, Skegness PE25 2UG
Tel: 01507 613100

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