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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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Pier Gardens, Cleethorpes

A used postcard with stamp and date removed, probably early 1900s
New Dec 2018


An old view, and only view, of the beach before the promenade was built.

An unused postcard but hand dated Apr 18, 1903 




The 'Natives' on Cleethorpes Beach

A used postcard dated 21 Aug 1905

Donkeys still provide rides along the beach




The Revolving Tower

A used postcard dated 24 Jul 1907

There is a 1909 card of the same scene below





The crowded Promenade, Cleethorpes

A used postcard dated 29 Aug 1907



The Promenade, Cleethorpes

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





The Dolphin Hotel and Promenade, Cleethorpes

A used postcard dated 14 Jul 1908







Three scenes of Cleethorpes Beach

A used postcard dated 28 Jul 1908





Titled "Don't you wish you were with us at Cleethorpes?"

A used postcard dated 27 Aug 1908





Cleethorpes from the Pier

A used postcard dated 12 Sep 1908





Kingsway and Gardens Cleethorpes

An unused postcard probably from around 1908





Kingsway

An unused postcard probably from around 1908





A fine view again of Kingsway

An unused postcard of around 1908




The Revolving Tower

A used postcard dated 12 Jul 1909

There is a 1907 card of the same scene above





Another view of the Kingsway

A used postcard dated 20 Jul 1909





Kingsway Cleethorpes

A used postcard dated 25 Aug 1909



Cleethorpes, The Pierrots

A used postcard dated 26 Aug 1909

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




'Happy Children at Cleethorpes'

An unused postcard probably around 1910



Cleethorpes Beach

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"




The Pier and Pavilion, Cleethorpes

A used postcard dated 22 Aug 1910

The only card I have showing the full length Pier
 


Children's Corner, Cleethorpes

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.
 


Kingsway Gardens, Cleethorpes

An unused postcard probably from around 1910.

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





The Slipway, Cleethorpes

A used postcard dated 21 Jul 1913




Pier and Pavilion, Cleethorpes

A used postcard dated 27 Jul 1913



The Promenade, Cleethorpes

A used postcard dated 20 Aug 1913

Showing the Helter-Skelter

'A Rough Sea'

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.




The Kingsway and Gardens, Cleethorpes

A used postcard dated11 Jun 1919




The South Promenade

A used postcard with a missing date stamp

Probably from the 1920's






The '"Leaking Boot' Statue, Kingsway Gardens, Cleethorpes

A used postcard dated 3 Jul 1925

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





The Pier and approach, Cleethorpes

A used postcard dated 26 Jul 1926




Cleethorpes Beach from the sea

An unused postcard probably from around the mid 1920s
 



Cleethorpes, Promenade and North beach


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





The Paddling Pool, Cleethorpes

An unused postcard dating probably from the late 1940s



Ross Castle with the Pier in the distance, Cleethorpes

A used postcard dated 12 Jan 1941




The Slipway, Cleethorpes

A used postcard dated 13 Jul 1950

Compare this with the same view in 1913 above




The Boating Lake, Cleethorpes

A used postcard dated 4 May 1954
 


Ross Castle, Cleethorpes

A Victorian folly, built by the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincoln Railway in 1863 as a tourist attractionj.

An unused postcard probably from the 1950s.



Another one of the Boating Lake, Cleethorpes

An unused postcard dating from the 1950s

The 1960's view below shows little change




The Pier and Gardens, Cleethorpes

A used postcard dated 20 Jul 1952

There is a late 1960's view below




The Pier Gardens, Cleethorpes

A used postcard dated 20 Aug 1952

This card shows part of Alexandra Rd





Another view of the Pier and Gardens

A used postcard dated 31 Aug 1952





The Pier and Promenade

A used postcard dated Aug 1957
 



The Floral Clock, Cleethorpes

A used postcard dated 5 Aug 1958




The Promenade, Cleethorpes

A used postcard dated 17 Jun 1964

Same scene as the 1957 card above





The Promenade, Cleethorpes

An unused postcard from the 1960s




The Beach from Wonderland Amusement Park, Cleethorpes

An unused postcard probably from the 1960s.



The Boating Lake, Cleethorpes

A used postcard dated 18 May 1967



The Leaking Boot, Kingsway Gardens

A used postcard dated 18 May 1967

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



The Boating Lake, Cleethorpes

A used postcard dated 19 Jun 1967

The 1950's view above shows little change



The Boating Lake and Paddling Pool

A used postcard dated 1 Aug 1967

Note the very crowded Paddling Pool



The Pier Gardens, Cleethorpes

A used postcard dated 16 Sep 1967

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




The Pier and Fountain, Cleethorpes

An unused postcard probably from the 1970s






Ross Castle, Cleethorpes with the Pier in the background

A used postcard dated 17 Jul 1973


The Pier Approach, Cleethorpes

A used postcard circa 1974

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


The Miniature Railway, Cleethorpes

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.
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Grimsby - Part 1 Docks
Grimsby - Part 2 Roads, Streets etc
Grimsby - Part 3 People's Park, Churches, and Schools
Grimsby - Part 4 Other Buildings, Structures and multi-scene views
Cleethorpes - Part 1 (this page) Beach and Promenade areas
Cleethorpes - Part 2 All other areas and multi-scene views
Lincoln All areas
Mablethorpe, Skegness and Sutton-on-Sea Seaside Resorts other than Cleethorpes
Outlying Areas - A to K Alford, Barton-on-Humber, Belton, Binbrook, Boston, Bradley, Brigg, Brigsley, Caistor, Candlesby, Crowland, East Stockwith, Gainsborough, Grantham, Harpswell, Healing, Horncastle, Immingham and Keelby
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