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                                       Kath - Postcards from the Past Cleethorpes - Part 1
Happy Children at Cleethorpes circa 1910
Happy Children at Cleethorpes circa 1910
Here are my postcards of Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire covering the seaside, beach and promenade areas with some comments about the scenes. Many of these cards are postmarked as June, July or August pointing to the popularity of Cleethorpes as a summer holiday resort. Some images were in use over many years so dating the scene can be difficult.

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A used postcard with stamp and date removed,
probably early 1900s
 





A used postcard dated 21 Aug 1905

Donkeys still provide rides along the beach
 





A used postcard dated 24 Jul 1907

There is a 1909 card of the same scene below
 






A used postcard dated 29 Aug 1907
 




A used postcard with the stamp removed and
the postmark unreadable, probably circa 1907
 






A used postcard dated 14 Jul 1908
 








A used postcard dated 28 Jul 1908
 






A used postcard dated 27 Aug 1908
 






A used postcard dated 12 Sep 1908
 






An unused postcard probably from around 1908
 






An unused postcard probably from around 1908
 






An unused postcard of around 1908
 





A used postcard dated 12 Jul 1909

There is a 1907 card of the same scene above
 






A used postcard dated 20 Jul 1909
 






A used postcard dated 25 Aug 1909
 




A used postcard dated 26 Aug 1909

"Pierrots" were travelling shows charging a few
pence for admission.
 





An unused postcard probably around 1910
 




A used postcard dated 3 Aug 1910

A little verse at the top of the card says
"The seaside is the place for play
We never want to go away"
 





A used postcard dated 22 Aug 1910

The only card I have showing the full length Pier
 




An unused postcard from around 1910

Showing a rather crowded beach and
promenade, this could be the same area as
below viewed from the oposite direction.
 




An unused postcard probably from around 1910.

The view shows a small meteorological station
located within the gardens.
 






A used postcard dated 21 Jul 1913
 





A used postcard dated 27 Jul 1913
 




A used postcard dated 20 Aug 1913

Showing the Helter-Skelter
 


A used postcard dated 24 Jul 1914

the verse reads -

I've run down here for rest and change,
And I find it quite A1,
A pretty spot and pleasant folk,
And any amount of fun.
 





A used postcard dated11 Jun 1919
 





A used postcard with a missing date stamp

Probably from the 1920's
 







A used postcard dated 3 Jul 1925

There is a 1967 postcard below showing the
statue in a different setting
 






A used postcard dated 26 Jul 1926
 





An unused postcard probably from around the
mid 1920s
 

New May 2016




An used poscard with the date unreadable but
probably 1920s.
 






An unused postcard dating probably from the
late 1940s
 




A used postcard dated 12 Jan 1941
 





A used postcard dated 13 Jul 1950

Compare this with the same view in 1913 above
 





An unused postcard, probably 1950s
 




An unused postcard dating from the 1950s

The 1960's view below shows little change
 





A used postcard dated 20 Jul 1952
There is a late 1960's view below
 





A used postcard dated 20 Aug 1952

This card shows part of Alexandra Rd
 






A used postcard dated 31 Aug 1952
 






A used postcard dated Aug 1957
 





A used postcard dated 17 Jun 1964

Same scene as the 1957 card above
 






An unused postcard from the 1960s
 





An unused postcard probably from the 1960s.
 




A used postcard dated 18 May 1967
 




A used postcard dated 18 May 1967

There is a 1925 postcard above showing the
statue in a different setting
 




A used postcard dated 19 Jun 1967

The 1950's view above shows little change
 




A used postcard dated 1 Aug 1967

Note the very crowded Paddling Pool
 




A used postcard dated 16 Sep 1967

Looking down away from the Pier, there is a
1950's view above
 





An unused postcard probably from the 1970s
 







A used postcard dated 17 Jul 1973
 



A used postcard circa 1974

The banner advertises a Summer Show
including Lonnie Donegan, Mike Newman and
Clodagh Rodgers
 



An unused postcard probably from the 1970/80s

More properly known as the Cleethorpes Coast
Light Railway, it was built in 1948 by the then
Cleethorpes Borough Council but sold in 1990
into private hands. It currently has two miles of
track and uses both diesel and steam engines.
Click on the Links for more of my pages
Docks
Roads, Streets etc
People's Park, Churches, and Schools
Other Buildings, Structures and multi-scene views
Beach and Promenade areas
All other areas and multi-scene views
All areas
Seaside Resorts other than Cleethorpes
Alford, Barton-on-Humber, Belton, Binbrook, Boston, Bradley, Brigg, Brigsley,
Caistor, Candlesby, Crowland, East Stockwith, Gainsborough, Grantham,
Harpswell, Healing, Horncastle, Immingham and Keelby
Laceby, Little Coates, Louth, Markby, Market Rasen, Nettleton, New Waltham,
Ravendale, Skirbeck, Sleaford, Somersby, Spalding, Stamford, Tathwell,
Tattershall, Tealby, Tetney Lock, Thornton Curtis, Waltham and Woodhall Spa
 
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