So much festival fun at Skegness station

The Jolly Fisherman at Skegness Railway Station
The Jolly Fisherman at Skegness Railway Station

The SO Fringe Festival is on track to arrive at Skegness Railway station with some first class entertainment.

Performers will celebrate the official launch of the new facilities at the station on Saturday, June 28.

From 11am to 3pm there will be re-enactments of the old Skegness tradition the Barrow Boys, featuring performances from local actors and musicians.

The lively sounds of Skegness Silver Band will welcome passengers arriving and departing from the station and there will be face painting for children.

Skegness station has been transformed by re-development works funded by the European Union through the European Regional Development Fund, Network Rail, Lincolnshire County Council and East Midlands Trains.

Skegness Town Council have overseen the provision of the new plaza centre piece the iconic Jolly Fisherman statue. The Poacher Line Community Rail Partnership with local florists and fantastic work of the volunteer station adopters have provided floral planters and new hanging baskets for the station. Visitors are no longer met with derelict brick buildings with boarded up windows, security fencing and high wooden hoardings and an abundance of pigeons perched on every roof truss. The station is now visible, light with improved access and no pigeons.

The station launch will be at noon with ribbon cutting by Lincolnshire County Council executive member for economy and culture Colin Davie.

Coun Davie said: “The station has completely transformed and I think it’ll provide a very welcoming environment for visitors to enjoy in the years to come.

“I’m really pleased to be able to formally open the new station and I hope that everyone will come down and celebrate this moment with us.”