Skegness and its roots
A little piece of history - it is known that Skegness has been occupied since before Roman times. Roman pottery can be found today on the shore, it makes a change from collecting sea shells!
Salt was manufactured along much of the low lying coast of Lincolnshire in Roman times and evidence of their working sites and even artifacts bearing their fingerprints can still be found today.
Visiting Skegness on the Lincolnshire Seaside became ever more popular over the years though at first only the better off people were able to take advantage of the facilities provided in Skegness. In the 1870's the Earl of Scarborough, landowner of Skegness at that time, decided to improve the town and with estate agent V.Tippet plans were drawn up for new streets and houses which extended to what is now Scarborough Avenue.