Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Skegness Clock Tower, c.1905

The latest vintage postcard to find its way to the top of the pile is this curious one of the Clock Tower at Skegness. What's striking about this view is the amount of space and lack of other buildings. It almost looks as though the Clock Tower has been superimposed. It would have been lovely to think it enjoys the same space today but a quick check on google maps reveals that this particular green is now home to a petrol station and a fast food outlet. Fortunately however, panning out on the map shows there is still some quite a bit of green around and, as with so many places I've only ever visited through my postcard collection, it's on the list for a 'real' visit.

 Vintage postcard of the Clock Tower, Sands and Pier, Skegness, c.1905

As usual, 100's more vintage postcards on my web site


  1. Clock towers, well actually all towers to me are special! This is awesome!

  2. Definitely changed when I saw it in the 1950s and I wouldn't recognise the surroundings shown by google maps. Great card.


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