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Railways to Skegness (LP205)
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Railways to Skegness (LP205)

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In 1856, Skegness was described as 'a pleasant village and bathing place', which at that time had two hotels, but it was the arrival of the railway in 1873 that enabled the town to develop to the extent that it did. The branch to Skegness leaves the East Lincolnshire line at Firsby, and travels via Wainfleet, the original terminus of the route. With the intention of popularising the resort and offering better travelling facilities for passengers from Lancashire and the West Riding, the line from Kirkstead (Woodhall Jn) to Little Steeping was opened in 1913. The story of this line is also covered.

The development of the first of Billy Butlin's holiday camps in the 1930s further increased passenger numbers to this seaside resort.

Softback, 160 pages, with over 150 illustrations.

ISBN: 9780853615187

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Updated: 1 June 2020


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