Mablethorpe


Mablethorpe

infobox UK place
country = England
latitude= 53.3409
longitude= 0.261
map_type= Lincolnshire
official_name= Mablethorpe
population = 11,700 (with Sutton)
shire_district= East Lindsey
shire_county = Lincolnshire
region= East Midlands
constituency_westminster= Louth and Horncastle
post_town= MABLETHORPE
postcode_district = LN12
postcode_area= LN
dial_code= 01507
os_grid_reference= TF506850

Mablethorpe is a small seaside town in East Lindsey on the coast of Lincolnshire, England.

History

Mablethorpe has been in existence for many centuries although part of it was lost to the sea in the 1540s. For example, records of the Fitzwilliam family of Mablethorpe Hall date back to the 1300s. In the 19th century it was also a centre for ship breaking during the winter.

In 1883 the first lifeboat station was built in Mablethorpe. The station ran until the First World War when it temporarily closed due to not having a full crew. After the War the station was closed permanently due to a continuing shortage of crew until 1965 when an inshore lifeboat (ILB) station was established.

The town was visited by Alfred Lord Tennyson in the 19th century and early 20th century.

In January 1953 Mablethorpe was hit by the disastrous East Coast floods.

Several caravan parks exist around Mablethorpe. The town is administered with Sutton-on-Sea and Trusthorpe, as Mablethorpe and Sutton.

Along with many small seaside villages and some inland towns and villages, Mablethorpe lost its railway station in 1970 due to the Beeching Axe.

hopping

There are three supermarkets in the town: One is operated by Lidl, one by the Co-operative Group, and the third 'Davids Supermarket' is an independent supermarket ran by 'Nisa'. There is also a 'Heron' for cheap, frozen foods. There are also some independent retailers, geared largely towards selling cheap gifts and novelties for Mablethorpe's tourist trade.

Banks

The town is host to three banks; HSBC, Barclays and Lloyds TSB.

Leisure

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A sand train operates to take visitors to the north end of the beach.

In May 2008 a small, free-to-use, skatepark was opened in Mablethorpe. It is situated on the seafront opposite The Beck pub on Quebec Road. The park is host to a small funbox, a spine, and two quarter-pipes. A much larger, better featured indoor park exists in the nearby coastal town of Skegness, however it is not free to use.

Media

The local weekly newspaper is the "Mablethorpe Leader". The Lincolnshire Echo covers Lincolnshire on a daily basis. Radio coverage for Lincolnshire is provided by BBC Radio Lincolnshire and Lincs FM.

Education

Primary Schools

[http://www.mablethorpe.lincs.sch.uk/ Mablethorpe Community Primary School]

econdary Schools

[http://www.tennyson.biblio.net Mablethorpe Tennyson High School]

The nearest grammar school is at [http://www.qegs.co.uk Alford] .

Events

A small scale marathon was held in Mablethorpe recently.

Mablethorpe hosts the UK's only beach hut festival 'bathing beauties' in September every year. Owners of private beach huts compete in exterior design as well as poetry, music and drama performances.

Gallery

External links

* [http://www.skegnessphotos.co.uk Photos of Skegness, Mablethorpe, Chapel St. Leonards from the past to present day]
* [http://www.visitlincolnshire.com/exec/104152/1098 Visit Lincolnshire]
* [http://www.mablethorpeholidays.com Mablethorpe Holidays]
* [http://www.mablethorpe.net Mablethorpe Guide]
* [http://www.louthtoday.co.uk/newsfront.aspx?sectionid=3702 Local news (Mablethorpe Leader)]
* [http://www.mabosk8.org.uk/ Mablethorpe Skate Park]
* [http://www.bathingbeautiesfestival.org/ Bathing Beauties Festival]
* [http://www.rnli.org.uk/rnli_near_you/north/stations/MablethorpeLincolnshire/history Mablethorpe Lifeboat Station]
* [http://www.extremehorizon.com Surfing in Lincolnshire]


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