YEARLY REVIEW - AUGUST: More flooding, illuminations and carnivals

Carnival time in Skegness. EMN-141223-124638001
Carnival time in Skegness. EMN-141223-124638001

One of the largest visitor attractions on the Lincolnshire coast fell into administration at the beginning of August.

Fantasy Island, the 41-acre family resort in Ingoldmells, with theme park and 340 static caravan pitches, operated normally, with no job losses, while its finances were reviewed.

l A Lights Out ceremony in Skegness’ Compass Gardens took place to mark the exact time of the outbreak of the First World War on August, 4 1914.

l Spilsby placed a plaque back on public view at Franklin Hall to remember the Red Cross Nurses, who cared for First World War casualties in the hall when it acted as a temporary hospital.

l Former X Factor contestant Ray Quinn lit up Skegness by switching on the resort’s summer illuminations.

l Chapel St Leonards held its annual summer carnival celebrations, as did Skegness, however the first showing of events and celebrations was largely postponed as the town was deluged with wind and rain, taking place on a re-scheduled August 17.

Inclement weather from the tail end of Hurricane Bertha caused flash flooding in Skegness with the wind damaging properties in Chapel St Leonards.

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue attended 96 incidents throughout the weekend, 59 in the Skegness and Wainfleet area, with more than 20 call outs on Roman Bank.