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Mablethorpe, Beach
Mablethorpe, Beach
Mablethorpe, Beach

After World War 1, when cheap surplus army tents were available, a line of bell tents soon sprung up under the sandhills at Mablethorpe and at Sutton.

Ostensibly, these were for bathing purposes, but stringent rules had to be applied to prevent them being used for sleeping accommodation.

See: The Lincolnshire Seaside by Winston Kime  2005

Postcard, 1920 

Mablethorpe, tenets, beach, world war I
Mablethorpe, Convalescent Home
Mablethorpe, Convalescent Home
Mablethorpe, Convalescent Home

James Fowler, architect of Louth, designed this home close to the seafront for 53 patients with separate accommodation for males and females on a plan approved by Florence Nightingale.

The home opened in 1871 at a cost of £3800; it was demolished in the 1980s.

From original drawing by James Fowler

Mablethorpe, convalescent home, James Fowler, Florence Nightingale,
Mablethorpe, Flood Disaster
Mablethorpe, Flood Disaster
Mablethorpe, Flood Disaster

Exceptionally strong winds and a very high tide on 31 January 1953 combined to produce a storm surge that broke through the sea defences along several stretches of the Lincolnshire coast.

Much of Mablethorpe was inundated by the sea and there were several deaths in the town and neighbouring Sutton on Sea.

Mablethorpe, Flood disaster
Mablethorpe, St Mary
Mablethorpe, St Mary
Mablethorpe, St Mary

Much rebuilding over the centuries has left St Mary’s Mablethorpe  with an unusual profile; the chancel is higher than both nave and tower!

The brick nave was rebuilt in 1976-9, replacing that of 1714 shown here.

The arcades within possibly date from the original building of c1300, timber struts now replacing the original arches. The chancel arch and east window are 19th century.

See Lincolnshire HER on www.heritagegateway.org.uk  

Mablethorpe, St Mary
Mablethorpe, Storm on the seafront, 1953
Mablethorpe, Storm on the seafront, 1953
Mablethorpe, Storm on the seafront, 1953

Exceptionally strong winds and a very high tide on 31 January 1953 combined to produce a storm surge that broke through the sea defences along several stretches of the Lincolnshire coast.

Much of Mablethorpe was inundated by the sea and there were several deaths in the town and neighbouring Sutton on Sea.

The damage to property was considerable, as is apparent in this photograph of Quebec Road, Mablethorpe.

Mablethorpe, storm, 1953, flood, Quebec Road,
Mablethorpe, Tennyson's House
Mablethorpe, Tennyson's House
Mablethorpe, Tennyson's House

As a child and later in his youth Alfred Tennyson made frequent visits to the nearby Lincolnshire coast.

He and his brother Charles famously celebrated the publication of their first volume of poetry by declaiming the lines on the windswept beach at Mablethorpe.

For periods in each summer from 1828 and 1843 he stayed at this house, Marline Villa, High Street, Mablethorpe.

Undated postcard

Mablethorpe, Tennyson,