Lincolnshire Memories: Mablethorpe through the years

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Lincolnshire Reporter has searched through archive footage to bring you shots of Mablethorpe through the years.

The footage, published by the British Film Institute, British Pathé and Huntley Film Archives shows an array of images from as early as 1940, giving us a taste of what Mablethorpe was like back in the day.

Take a look back at some of the footage we have come across:


This film looks at a typical east coast beach hut and the simple joy of splashing in the sea at Mablethorpe.

The footage is a valuable record of a Mablethorpe seafront that would be ripped apart by the terrible storms of 1953.

Mablethorpe railway station, seen here packed with returning holidaymakers, closed in 1970.

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This video shows a visit from the Duke Of Edinburgh in 1955.

The Duke visited Mablethorpe and Sutton sea defences.

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This video, filmed in the 70s shows what family fun was like in Mablethorpe at the time.

From donkey rides to relaxing on the sand, Mablethorpe holiday goers definitely knew how to have fun!

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Also see: Lincolnshire Memories: Stamford through the years

Do you have any images or footage of Lincolnshire from the past? Send them in to us by emailing [email protected]

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