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Cleethorpes in the 20s and 30s – Exhibition

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Celebrate Cleethorpes Charter Day! Discover about the aviator who ran a pleasure flight business in Cleethorpes during the 1920s at a free exhibition to celebrate the 87th anniversary of Cleethorpes Charter Day.

The exhibition will tell the story of what life was like in the holiday resort during the interwar years, a period that witnessed both economic hardship and great technological and social progress.

It will feature The Martin Aviation Company, a pleasure flight business in Cleethorpes run by Bernard Martin, a Nottingham aviator who served in the First World War.

Visitors will also learn about landmarks that were built during the period, including the Electricity Showrooms, Darley’s Hotel and the Ritz Cinema, as well as institutions such as the new public lending library and Croft Baker Maternity Home.

Adrian Wilkinson, Archivist, Lincs Inspire, said: “We hope this exhibition will give visitors an insight into life in the town in the Twenties and Thirties. The period in question saw a relaxation of social conventions, great technological progress, and the appearance of a new style of architecture, Art Deco, which would leave its distinctive mark on Cleethorpes and many other British seaside resorts.”
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Saturday, 23 Sep 2023
10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Ages: Suitable for all ages
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