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Kath - Postcards from the Past Cleethorpes - Part 2
St Peters Ave, Cleethorpes 1913
St Peters Ave, Cleethorpes 1913
Here are my postcards of Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire covering all other areas of the town apart from the seaside, beach and Promenade 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 dated 30 Aug 1904

An unused postcard probably from around 1905

Showing a view of the defunct Dolphin Hotel

A used postcard dated 2 Sep 1913


A used postcard dated 21 Jun 1959

A fine view of the gardens

An unused postcard dating from the mid 1950s

A used postcard dated 15 Jul 1907

This building in Knoll St was completed in 1904 and is
still in use today as the Town Hall.

A used postcard dated 16 Jul 1904.

A used postcard postmark unreadable but from around
the 1960's

A used postcard dated 7 Aug 1967

There is a mid 1970s view below

A used postcard dated Aug 1971
The postmark on this card is unreadable but it is most
probably around the 1970s.
The Camp is today unrecognisable from this view, it is
now called Thorpe Park and laid out with roads, trees,
ponds and many other features. We spent six months
living here in a fairly small caravan with our four
young children in the early 70s whilst having sold one
house and waiting to purchase the next. It should have
put me off caravans for life but it did the opposite and
we now own a tourer.

A used postcard dated 24 Aug 1970

Another view of the caravan site

A used postcard undated but probably early 70s

Another view of the caravan site

A used postcard dated 24 Jul 1908

An unused reproduction postcard with the image circa
1955, produced by North East Lincolnshire Council.

New Jun 2014

An used postcard dated 23 Jul 1915.

A used postcard dated 1968

The Zoo and Marineland closed sometime ago and is
now the site of the Pleasure Island Theme Park

An unused postcard probably dating from the 1950/60s

The miniature railway till to this day runs from
Kingsway Station to North Sea Lane, stopping at
Lakeside Central with a request stop at the Discovery
Centre. The total running length is 2 miles. The line
was built in 1948 as a tourist attraction by the then
Cleethorpes Borough Council who also operated it from
1959 to 1990. It is now owned privately.

A used postcard dated 2 Aug 1910

An unused postcard may be 1950s

A used postcard dated 23 Oct 1904

Now known as St Peters Avenue

A used postcard dated 19 Aug 1913

Taken from the opposite direction to the 1904 card
above. Note the Royal Navy uniforms

A used postcard dated 8 Aug 1909.

In 1850 William Price-Jones became Vicar of
Cleethorpes; he led the way to the building of the
church which was designed by the local architect,
James Fowler, and opened in 1866. There are eight
stained glass windows, a visit is highly recommended.

A used postcard dated 12 Aug 1907

The park was desighed by Thomas Mawson, one of the
most influential garden designers of the time.

It opened in 1904

A used postcard dated 1 Aug 1908

A used postcard dated 17 Oct 1937

A popular all year round entertainment venue
catering for all tastes. It was to the dismay of many
demolished in 2007 for "redevelopment".

An unused postcard of around the 1950s/60s

Not much has changed from the card above

Click on the Links for more of my pages
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, Tattershall, Tealby,
Tetney Lock, Thornton Curtis and Waltham
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