Skegness Then and Now

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Release Date: 1998
Exempt from classification
Region coding:
Not region coded
Running Time:
45 minutes
Primetime Video Productions

Skegness Then and Now is a combination of modern video and extensive archive film footage that shows how much things have really changed in this famous seaside town.

A couple of generations ago, in the Twenties and Thirties, polished boots and a three-piece suit were appropriate wear for a day on the beach, though the daring younger man might sport a cap instead of a hat. Even the children were expected to paddle and swim in all-over bathing costumes. By the Sixties, the picture was very different, but holiday-makers could still expect to sit in neatly arranged rows of deck chairs and listen to a three-piece string orchestra.

Scenes of Butlins, the Pier and Figure Eight roller coaster feature prominently in the video, along with carnivals and beauty contests from days gone by and the sort holiday amusements that have long since passed into history.


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