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Whale Bone Arch in Sidney Park

Turning the clocks back over 100 years, a very sad yet historic event took place on our Cleethorpes Beach. A magnificent 76 ton female Rorqual whale was found dying in the Humber at Spurn Point, on Good Friday, the 2nd April 1892. When it died, it was towed to our...

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Warwick Tower

Undoubtably the main playground for our area for any years was the North Promenade area. Many ideas on entertainment were tried in this area first. Several for a time succeeded extremely well but then collapsed and failed dramatically. One of the strange failures has been sea trips, which have...

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1953 after the East Coast floods. Much of the wood on the promenade near the big dipper had come from the amusement arcades built out over the beach which were completely demolished in the storm.

Flooding is not new to us and in the past 100 years, flood events have occurred in 1919, 1920, 1938, 1953, 1973, 1976 and 1978. But the worst of all was in 1953. The 1950’s showed much promise and the first two years showed record crowds in Cleethorpes. Our...

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