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Im moving to Mablethorpe in August... Really not looking forward to, as i dont want to leave Carlton and Nottingham but needs must apparently. Is there anyone else on this forum from the Mablethorpe/Skegness area?

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I think there are lots of ex Nottingham people in that area, but I think most of thwm are O.A.Ps.

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Looking at the "Member Map" across the top of the Nottstalgia Forums page, two people come from that part of the world - Beachbum and seaside walker

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and sea side lady who used to live in chippy top of debil st from this site but i know quite a few from carlton and netherfield who now live that way most perhaps a bit older than you but will have lots of same memories and i have always found mabo a nice friendly place

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Mabo's not so bad - there are many worse places in this world!

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like Skeggy...................chip alley!!

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She has a Lincolnshire friend Mavis Enderby and one in Essex called Sybil Headingham.

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Sorry

I was thinking of Burt n' Joyce, and their son Arnold.

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Ah yes, good old Arnold Lane (Don't do it again).

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you did not go chip alley in the good old days then paulus brief encounter cafe still in same place and still has the same name after all these years its changed a bit though

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:) I can well recommend the East Coast on a lovely, sunny day - dreamin' at the moment - beautiful beaches and the leafy, Lincolnshire lanes to drive or cycle through. :)
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Ah yes, good old Arnold Lane (Don't do it again).

By Pink Floyd

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I understand that Kim Berley has an ill son.

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What about Kimberey Shipstone?

Now she would have been a lass worth knowing ;)

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and what abbout mables brother who lives next door truss thorpe

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and of course her close friend donna nook

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and her cousin clee thorpe

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Her uncle was a copper I believe.

'Hog' Thorpe?

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I always quite like the idea of Mablethorpe and nearly always when I visit the Lincolnshire coast for the day go to nearby Sutton on Sea just a couple of miles down the road.

Perhaps during the day, especially if the weather is disinclined towards sitting on the beach, I'll walk up to Mabo, either via the prom or on the sand, and have a look around.

I always kind of want to remember it as it was when I was a kid - or even a teenager - but apart from me as the observer obviously changing and getting older, it invariably disappoints me. This is not so much a knock on Mablethorpe as I have some fondness for it, but I always imagine how it could be with its natural assets - its potential. What I see are endless tat shops et al.

One thing we can't change in the UK is the weather and of course that has become a huge factor for the likes of such home-based resorts but nothing ever really changes or gets updated, with a few exceptions, in the likes of Mablethorpe. Of course, part of it's 'charm' are the traditional donkey rides, amusement arcades, fish and chips etc but if you're not interested in that side of things you begin to struggle a little. You can get a very decent plate of fish and chips in the area but how many places serve up a decent dinner otherwise? I'm sure there are a few places if you know where to go but as an occasional and formerly regular visitor I wouldn't know where to find that.

I'd always applaud any attempts to fire a bit of life into the old resorts because I find it very sad to compare them with how they used to be in the cases of smaller towns like Mablethorpe but I see little change from what they were offering to people when I was a kid. New initiatives such as facilities and businesses tend to be a bit lowbrow and poor quality - stuff that wouldn't appeal to you that much back in Nottingham, or wherever you live.

It's probably largely an investment issue but I'd welcome a little bit more up to date and imaginative thinking in the old places. I think they could do more.

As I say, it's definitely not a knock on Mablethorpe and the like, I truly have quite a bit of affection for these places, but I'd like to see them offer a bit more in 2012 and onwards as I'd very much like them to to prosper as best as possible.

In the meantime my East Coast jaunts will remain at quieter Sutton (outwith visits to the Yorkshire coast). It remain an unassuming little place that's decent, civilised and reasonably unspoilt, and like Mablethorpe, boasts a magnificent beach.

Sutton on Sea

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