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.
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.