Saturday 17 June 2023

Cleethorpes Leisure Centre & surrounding area.

 I had a walk around the area of our Leisure Centre.

The Leisure Centre was built on the sight of our old outdoor swimming pool, or Lido as they
were known as.  Once the largest outdoor pool of it's type in the UK but destroyed by several 
high tides many year ago.

Opposite is this very popular café and shop, used by visitors and locals.

The "Land Train", seen in a recent post.

The Centre is situated right on the edge of the beach at Cleethorpes.

Two up on an electric scooter. 

Viewed from the centre looking along the beach to the pier.

Over the years the salt marsh and it's vegetation has been slowly encroaching onto the main
holiday beach, this is just behind the Leisure Centre. 

On the day I was there a cold east wind was coming straight off the sea but the sun was
still quite hot.  These folk made good use of their wind break.

Not graffiti, this is a piece of commercial art on the rear wall of the centre. 

Coming back around the centre to the main entrance.

And another view of the café with an old boat being used as a planter.  Cleethorpes always
has fine floral displays all along the seafront roads, gardens & around the town.

Nikon Z50 + 16-50mm lens.

Tuesday 6 June 2023

A walk around "Old Cleethorpes".

 Cleethorpes as we know it today came about following the combining of several areas, or Thorpes, Oole, Itterby and Old Clee.  I recently had a short walk around the old area of Oole and along our seafront.

This is Humber Street going towards the seafront.

Marples Cafe at the top of Seaview Street, in the area of Oole.

Looking down Seaview Street, once the main shopping area in Oole, until the formation
of Cleethorpes and more development.

The Fisherman's Arms just off Seaview Street, my dad's favourite pub.
My dad was a deep sea fisherman sailing out of the adjacent port of Grimsby.

Reputed to be the oldest surviving shop in Cleethorpes from the old days.

Empty barrels at the rear of the pub. 

This old fisherman's cottage is the oldest remaining residence in Cleethorpes.

Wardle Street, having some re-decorating.

Back into Humber Street with the Sea in the distance.

This house had mirrored windows and I caught sight of this photographer in it's reflection.

Overlooking the beach is "The Point", a block of expensive appartments. 

The sight of our new RNLI lifeboat station.  Currently on hold as the main contractor
has gone out of business. 

Flags of the armed services.

This is the Memorial Gate, the centre point of our annual Armed Services Day. 

Ross Castle in the foreground, built in Victorian times it's a folly built of stone.

The Pier in the distance and the Land Train making it's way along central Promenade.

Another view of Ross Castle.

I got this reaction from one of these ladies! 

This statue commemorates the crews who flew out from
RAF North Coates a few miles along the coast  in WW2.

The statue depicts a lone airman looking, and hoping for the planes that never made it back.

"The Knoll" or Knoll House, formerly an administration building when Cleethorpes
had it's own borough council.  We are now part of the wider area of N. E. Lincolnshire.

"The Point", standing at the top of High Cliff.

Finally, back to the top of Seaview Street. The Nottingham House pub.  A favourite of my son
and said to be quite nice, I'm tea total so haven't been in it.

Nikon Z50 + 16 - 50 lens.