‘Avenue has seen better days’

EDITOR - Further to my previous letter, my mother and father ran a boarding house on Prince Alfred Avenue for more than 25 years.

The said avenue is starting to look like Edinburgh Avenue. They were both good for business in the ‘50s and ‘60s, right on the sea front, now the first six on the right hand side could do with pulling down. Very bad for Skegness.

All the Victorian boarding houses on Grand Parade have gone and converted into shops, penny palaces and bars.

I’ll have a moan about Ingoldmells too. Go in June to park, and it’s £2 per day. Two weeks later it’s £4.

Is Dick Turpin still about? I only wanted to collect something from Fantasy Island.

Here at home, shoppers get one hour free, blue badge holders in Skegness on Grand Parade get three hours on double yellow lines. Car park owners making up for no rent in winter?

It makes you not want to go shopping in Ingoldmells.

GERALD BRITTAIN

Stapleford

Notts