PICTURES: Happy New Year!: How Skegness welcomed in 2019

This picture of the spectacular fireworks display on New Year's Eve in Skegness was taken by Lee Crawford. ANL-190101-103255001
This picture of the spectacular fireworks display on New Year's Eve in Skegness was taken by Lee Crawford. ANL-190101-103255001

Hundreds of people gathered around the Clock Tower in Skegness to welcome in 2019

The tradition saw some people turn out in fancy dress in what was a mild winter’s evening.

Crowds welcoming in the New Year in Skegness. Photo: Barry Robinson. ANL-190101-081049001

Crowds welcoming in the New Year in Skegness. Photo: Barry Robinson. ANL-190101-081049001

Many revellers made a night of it and bars along the seafront were buzzing.

Earlier in the day, Facebook follower Andy Burrows shared his plans with us: “We are all walking up from mine around 11pm ish, pitstop at Wellies or Yates, then Clock Tower for midnight. Third year running now - amazing atmosphere!”

And the crowds were not disappointed as the Clock Tower struck midnight and the sky was filled with a stunning display of fireworks. Lee Crawford said: “Great fireworks, as always, tonight.”

Others wished they had been there. Elaine Turner was among the crowd last year and said: “It is great so many people and no trouble, we won’t be there tonight, but we will be in spirit. Happy New Year.”

Crowds gather for New Year's Eve in Skegness. ANL-190101-103129001

Crowds gather for New Year's Eve in Skegness. ANL-190101-103129001

Keith Cooper commented: “Nice to see that everyone still keeps going to the Clock Tower and enjoying themselves. I’ve spent many times there over the years - either for the new year or the World Cup semi-finals. Keep it going guys.”

Keeping up the fancy dress tradition ion New Year's Eve n Skegness. Photo: Barry Robinson. ANL-190101-081339001

Keeping up the fancy dress tradition ion New Year's Eve n Skegness. Photo: Barry Robinson. ANL-190101-081339001

The sea front was heaving with revelllers gathering for  the New Year in Skegness. Photo: Barry Robinson. ANL-190101-081324001

The sea front was heaving with revelllers gathering for the New Year in Skegness. Photo: Barry Robinson. ANL-190101-081324001

Bars along the seafront were buzzing. Photo: Barry Robinson. ANL-190101-081117001

Bars along the seafront were buzzing. Photo: Barry Robinson. ANL-190101-081117001

Among the crowd gathering at the Clock Tower were a few in fancy dress.  Photo: Barry Robinson. ANL-190101-081103001

Among the crowd gathering at the Clock Tower were a few in fancy dress. Photo: Barry Robinson. ANL-190101-081103001