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                                       Mablethorpe, Skegness, Sutton-on-Sea and Ingoldmells             
Here are my postcards of Mablethorpe, Skegness,Sutton-on-Sea and Ingoldmells which together with Cleethorpes (see Cleethorpes separate pages) make up the major seaside resorts of Lincolnshire. These are typical British seaside resorts with all the usual expected amenities.

Ingoldmells is a small coastal village and holiday resort three miles to the north of Skegness and is the home to the original Butlin's Holiday Camp built in 1936 which s still very popular today.

Mablethorpe is located between Cleethorpes and Skegness and boasts all the usual attractions. It is home to the popular Golden Sands Holiday Park and there is a seal sanctuary situated at North End which has rescued hundreds of seals over the years.

Skegness is popular with holiday makers and day-trippers from the Midlands, it was once a small port but from 1877 it was developed into a holiday resort. In 1908 it acquired it's famous "Jolly Fisherman" mascot taken from a Railway travel poster entitled "Skegness is so Bracing".

Sutton-on-Sea, a few miles south of Mablethorpe, is one of the smaller seaside resorts being described as a "charming and tranquil village", it has golden sands, the usual attractions and golf can be played at nearby Sandilands.

Click on the link for a larger image.

New Feb 2014

A used postcard dated 5 Sep 1966

This is the church of St Peter and St Paul
which dates from around 1200 which has
changed much since then especially during
Victorian times.

A used postcard with an unreadable postmark
but probably around 1907

A used postcard dated May 1908

A used postcard dated 15 Aug 1908

Virtually the same scene as the card above

A used postcard dated 8 Jul 1934

A used postcard dated 29 Jul 1911

An unused postcard probably 1930s

An unused postcard but dated on the back as

An unused postcard probably from the 1930s

A used postcard dated Sep 1933

A used postcard dated14 Aug 1944

An unused postcard probably from around

A used postcard dated 20 Jul 1958

Compare this with the same scene in the
1905 card above.
New Feb 2014

An unused postcard dating from around 1965

Another view of the Clock Tower and also
Lumley Road, now showing much more of the
built up area than the previous views.

An unused postcard probably 1950s
New Feb 2014

An used but undated postcard probably from
the early 1960s.

Showing North Parade Gardens, the
Ornamental Gardens, the Boating Lake and
the Pier.

A used postcard 9 Sep 1962

An unused postcard may be 1960s or 70s

An unused postcard probably dating from
around 1910

A used postcard but with an unreadable date,
may be circa 1907

An earlier church was washed away by the
sea and replaced by this one in 1818/9. The
unusual tower is now leaning and the church
has been refurbished a number of times. It is
not known for it's beauty.

A used postcard dated 28 Aug 1909

This card is postmarked 13 Jul 1949 and
shows part of this small, old-fashioned,
seaside resort. The chalets are still in use
today as is the remodelled paddling pool (see
the 1956 card below) which is still very
popular with children.

The postmark on this card is unreadable but
what little remains of the stamp suggests a
posting date around 1956 however, the card
above posted in 1949 would point to the
photograph having been taken in the late

This view was taken from the opposite
direction to the previous 1949 card.

A used but unposted card dated 9 Jun 1951

A used postcard dated 24 Aug 1970

A used postcard dated 18 Aug 1978
Mablethorpe Novelty Postcard 1930s
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All areas
(this page)
Lincolnshire 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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