Ingoldmells


Ingoldmells

Ingoldmells is a village on the Lincolnshire coastline in East Lindsey on the A52.

Geography

In terms of villages it is relatively large and it has a population of 3888. The [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/237824 village] receives a lot of tourism yearly due its close position to Skegness. Most housing is found in the west of the village in large council complexes near the beautiful ancient [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/151896 church] of [http://www.skegnessanglican.org.uk/st-peterandpaul/index.html St Peter and Paul] . The [http://www.ingoldmellsprimary.org.uk primary school] is on "Simpson Court".

Close by to the west is Addlethorpe. There are fish and chip shops near the [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/237889 beach] . Providing safety to swimmers is the (voluntary) National Coastwatch Institution station at [http://www.nci.ingoldmells.org.uk Ingoldmells Point] .

History

During World War Two, [http://raf-lincolnshire.info/ingoldmels/ingoldmels.htm RAF Ingoldmells] was a Chain Home Low radar station, providing low-altitude short-range warning, with a rotating antenna. RAF Stenigot on the Lincolnshire Wolds provided longer-range warning for the area. RAF Skendleby was the other Chain Home Low [http://www.subbrit.org.uk/rsg/sites/s/skendleby/ station] in Lincolnshire near Skendleby, Spilsby.

Holiday parks

Billy Butlin opened the UK's first holiday camp there in 1936, which is a large employer in the area, and attracts many tourists. During World War II the Butlin's camp was used as the site of HMS "Royal Arthur", a Royal Navy shore establishment.

Many facilities have become available to accommodate the tourists including some shops, caravan parks, and a theme park, Fantasy Island UK is being constantly developed.

External links

* [http://www.butlinsonline.co.uk/index.cfm?page=8463 Butlins]
* [http://www.butlinsmemories.com/skegness.htm Butlins Memories]
* [http://parishes.lincolnshire.gov.uk/Ingoldmells Parish council]
* [http://www.bbc.co.uk/lincolnshire/content/articles/2006/10/02/coastwatch_feature.shtml BBC article on Coastwatch Institution]
* [http://www.funcoast.co.uk/exec/120511/5224 Fun Coast]
* [http://www.lincolnshireseaside.co.uk/resorts/ingoldmells/index.php Lincolnshire seaside]
* [http://www.visitlincolnshire.com/exec/104152/1097 Visit Lincolnshire]
* [http://www.hardysanimalfarm.co.uk Hardy's Animal Farm]


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