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We Chose Skegness

A pools winning family with over Ј8,000 to spend can have a holiday anywhere they like. But they forgo the Costas for Skegness - but decide to do it in style.

Promotional 1961 26 mins

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This cheery Skegness promo tries to shoehorn every possible attraction on offer: from Britain's fourth longest pier to pubs and beauty contests (not forgetting the muscle popping 'Adonis') and even a visit by ABC Television to broadcast their cheesy Holiday Town Parade end of the pier show. If it's good enough for a pools winner, it will be good enough for the entire East Midlands! That said, claims that there's always good weather in Skeggy are a trifle optimistic.