9.20 pm Mon. Jan 20 [1941]
# JEAN COMES A CROPPER – SKATING ON WINTER ICE

The National Westminster Bank, on the corner of Rutland Road/ Lumley Road was badly damaged but not demolished. The manager’s wife and daughter were killed.

Charles Abraham Hershberg (of ‘Charles Café’) died on 18th January 1941.

Owen Kenrick Morgan was injured at nearby Rutland Road on the same day and died in hospital on 24th January. Both names are recorded on the Skegness War Memorial in the grounds of St Matthew’s Church. (See website www.roll-of-honour.com/Lincolnshire/Skegness.html)

Sir Philip Hamilton Gibbs was the author of ‘Young Anarchy’, fiction, published in 1926 by Hutchinson, London. (See website: http://www.booksandwriters.co.uk/writer/G/sir-philip-armand-hamilton-gibbs.asp)

A J Cronin, a doctor, was an established author whose novel “The Citadel”, published in 1937, was critical of the medical system in Britain, and had caused a stir in the medical profession. Many believe it prompted the formation of the National Health Service. (See website http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A.J._Cronin)

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2 comments on this post.
  1. Paddy Coote, Nottingham:

    The delves were where we all met and played, especially when they were frozen. We used to catch newts and tiddlers. Some of the newts were crested, and when I look at the development that has taken place – in today’s society it wouldn’t have been allowed. Save the crested Newt! In the field there was also a windmill that pumped water. The field belonged to the Boys Brigade; Dad used to rent it and grazed cattle on it. There was a footpath and bridge over the ditch directly opposite Sunnyside which lead to Sandy Lane. The high point of the sand-dunes was known as Mount Sinai. It was so wide we used to play tennis on it and build dens.

  2. TomA:

    Thanks for sharing your memories Paddy.

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