Britain By Car - A Motoring History

Skegness

For many years a small fishing village, Skegness began to develop as a resort in the 1870s under the stewardship of the Earl of Scarborough who owned most of the land that now makes up the town centre. 

However, it was not until the arrival of the railway in 1873 that visitors began arriving in large numbers.  Skegness probably reached its peak of popularity in the 1950s and 60s when more and more holiday makers were able to reach the coast by car.