‘Skegness – A Victorian New town’


A talk by Chris Hewis.


Join us, online, as we welcome Chris Hewis with another talk, this time about Skegness.

‘Skegness – A Victorian New town’

The railway came to the coal port of Skegness in 1873. Within a few years, the village had been transformed into the town we know today. This illustrated talk, using contemporary postcards, looks at this extraordinary development, and some of the entrepreneurs whose vision made this possible.

Date: Thursday 15th June 2023

Time: 7pm

Venue: Online

Tickets: £8 member / £10 non-member.

Notes on the Speaker:

Chris Hewis is Chair of Saxilby and District History Group and the Treasurer of the Society for Lincolnshire History and Archaeology. He has written several books and articles on local history and was a regular member of BBC Radio Lincolnshire’s ‘Lunch Bunch’.



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