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December 2013
New Skeals publication
Publication Details

November 2012

A new article by Mike Welton, to commemorate a major change at Spurn Point. After 201 years of lifeboat men and their families living at the very tip of this remote peninsula.
The RNLI have decided  to remove the families from Spurn. The road access gets worse year by year, due to the ever encroaching sea and wind blown sand that makes the road more and more difficult to travel along. The Station is still fully operational, but it now runs on a shift system.
There are a number of photographs included in the article.
Read the Article

September 24th 2012

Click on the link below to visit a new article about Barney Coy, by Mike Welton. Barney an Easington resident , who was the local postman for many years, he carried out the extraordinary achievement of walking to Spurn Point six days a week for 35 years!
There are photos of Barney and other relevant items.

Article about Barney Coy

August 1st 2012

Kilnsea Heritage Trail

Any persons planning to walk the Kilnsea Heritage Trail. Will you please note, that the access to the Kilnsea Sound Mirror is now available from the Wetlands Project car park, via the permissible paths laid out. The work is now completed on this project, just awaiting appropriate information signs.


April 14th 2012

New Skeals Publication
Publication Details

   

 

New Skeals Logo

A new Skeals logo for the Skeals web site and Skeals stationery
has been devised
Logo details

   
 

Skeals Heritage Trails

The Skeals Group are very proud to announce the publication of two Heritage Trails, one around the village of Easington and one around Kilnsea.
Heritage Trail details

   
 

 

February 13th 2011

As tomorrow is St. Valentine's Day it is appropriate that SKEALS' Vice Chairman, Mike Welton should have produced the new article which appears today which contains a wonderful photograph of a Valentine's Day letter written 191 years ago.
Please click here to see this article.

   
 

February 3rd 2011

Following the sad death of Tom Graham, the son of the co-founder of the Connor and Graham bus company, the Photo Gallery for February contains a number of pictures of the company in its early days.
Please click here to visit the Photo Gallery

   
 

January 5th 2011

Click on the link below to visit the new article by Mike welton about the Humber lifeboat and the SKEALS Exhibition and fund raising activities on behalf of the Humber lifeboat. The article contains several pictures of the early days of the Humber lifeboat.
Please click here to see this Article

   
 

January 2nd 2011

The first Photo Gallery for 2011 contains the 13 photographs from the SKEALS Photographic Competition which were used in the calendar produced by the gas companies based ta Easington. Some of the photographs had to be cropped to produce the calendar so those on the Gallery are the original entries in the Photographic Competition.
Please click here to visit the Photo Gallery

   
 

November 19 2010

Please have a look at the new format for the Photo Gallery. The new layout allows you to view all twelve photographs as thumbnails. Clicking on one of the small pictures will automatically show a larger view of that photograph. There are then further options to go either backwards or forwards through the large images. Each month will see further collections added to the site but the existing thumbnails will remain, enabling you to look back through previous months.
Please click here to visit the Photo Gallery

   
 

November 18 2010

A further post script has been added to the Lifestyle Project of the Spurn Rangers. Come face to face with Kilnsea's newest resident, the Hebridean ram which arrived at Kilnse on Tuesday 16th November.
Please click here to visit the Spurn Rangers page.

   
 
 

November 14 2010

After a very long wait, for which I apologise as it was entirely my fault, the final entries in Mike Welton's Gravestone Project are now on the web site. In all, 247 persons are mentioned by name as being buried in the churchyard of All Saints' Church, Easington.
Please click here to visit this project.

   
 

November 14 2010

A further post script has been added to the Lifestyle Project of the Spurn Rangers. See the new wether vane purchased with money made by the Spurn Rangers.
Please click here to visit the Spurn Rangers page.

   
 

November 2 2010

Following SKEALS' first Photographic Competition held in Easingon Community Hall on Saturday 30th October, the Photo
Gallery for November shows 12 of the entries which were of a very high standard.
Please click here to see the photographs.

   
 

September 1st 2010

This month our Photo Gallery shows the people of Easington at play at a number of events and visits that have been aranged recently. Please note the typical Easington weather as the sun managed to shine on all the events featured.
Please click here to see this page

   
 

August 23rd 2010

Read the account of our youngest contributor to the Articles page. Abbie Jackson and friends have been working hard to improve things on Spurn while taking part in the Humberside Police, Lifestyle project.
Please click here to see this page

   
 

August 12th 2010

Following a visit in June 2010 by SKEALS' members to Hedon to
view that town's historic collection of silver, read Dorothy Smith's
account of the visit and learn a little of the hidden history of Hedon
Please click here to see this page

   
 

August 10th 2010

The SKEALS' exhibition featuring the 200th Anniversary of Lifeboats at Spurn held at the beginning of August , coincided with the publication of SKEALS' third publication, Easington Lifeboat A History 1913 - 1933 by Mike Welton.Deatails of this publication can be seen by clicking on the link below.
Please click here to see this page

   
 

August 2nd 2010

This month the SKEALS Photo Gallery indulges itself and shows 12 pictures from our own exhibition
held at the Easington Community Hall to celebrate 200 years of lifeboats being stationed at Spurn.
Please click here to see this page

   
 

July 4th 2010

IMPORTANT NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS ON COMING EVENTS PAGE - LOOK NOW
Please click here to see this page

   
 

July 4th 2010

This month our Photo Gallery shows twelve of the lovely churches of Holderness. The photographs are the work of
SKEALS' member, Brian Parker.
Please click here to see the first photograph.

   
 

June 2nd 2010

Our Photo Gallery for June is taken through the lens of the camera of Robina Herrington who has kept her eye on the progress of the new gas pipeline which is being laid across Holderness from Easington to Paull.
Please click here to see the first photograph.

   
 

May 2nd 2010

Our Photo Gallery for May looks at some of the ways visitors to the area and local resodents spend their time.
Please click here to see the first photograph.

   
 

April 3rd 2010

Our Photo Gallery for April covers the annual charity cycle ride from Welwick to Kilnsea. Once again the entrants dressed in a wide variety of costumes and a good day was had by all.
Please click here to see the first photograph.

   
 

March 8th 2010

Look at the left navigation bar on our Home Page and with any luck you should see a new heading, Publications. Follow this link to a new page which will direct you to the books published by SKEALS.
Please click here to see our publications.

   
 

March 1st 2010

In an attempt to warm the cockles of a few of those hearts which must be tiring of this winter I have devoted the March Photo Gallery to some of the butterflies I have photographed in our garden in Kilnsea.
Please click here to see these photographs.

   
 

February 1st 2010

The Photo Gallery for February contains twelve views from around Holdderness by Kilnsea amateur photographer Pam Pearce.
Please click here to see these photographs.

   
 

January 9th 2010

A new article by Mike Welton about the dedication of a Memorial at Holmpon in remembrance of the crew of an Avro Lancaster bomber which crashed in 1944 at nearby Mill Hill.
Please click here to read this account.

   
 

January 6th 2010

Belatedly, an account of SKEALS' visit to Bridlington on Tuesday 21st July 2009 by Gillian Granger.
< this read to here click

   
 

January 6th 2010

Even more belatedly, a second account of SKEALS' visit to Hedon on 1st October 2009 by Gillian Granger.
< this read to here click

   
 

January1st 2010

The first Photo Gallery for the new decade is a record of a walk along the Spurn peninsula by a visitor to Kilnsea from Worcestershire who was recuperating from an operation.
Please click here to see these photographs.

 

December 1st 2009

The Photo Gallery for December is a review of some of the pictures featured in 2009 and finishes with a
photograph taken at the 150th Anniversary celebrations of the Humber Lifeboat. Next year, 2010 is the 200th Anniversary.
Please click here to see these photographs.

 

November 2nd 2009

NEW PAGE
Photo Gallery - Past Pictures

In response to requests we are pleased to offer a new page on our site which gives you the opportunity to look at all the photographs that have appeared on the New Photo Gallery page.

Please click here to go to the new page

 

NEW SKEALS PUBLICATION
The Journey Starts Here

A history of the Connor & Graham bus Service

For details of this book which was launched on Saturday 4th July,Please click here for details.

 

October 31st 2009 - The Photo Gallery for November contains twelve new photographs taken by Kev, Mel and Hannah Hewitt of Easington.
Please click here to see these photographs.

 

October 27th 2009 - A report, by SKEALS' member, Dorothy Smith on the visit to Hedon at the beginning of October.
Please click here to see this report.

 

October 12th 2009 - A short article by Jan Crowther about the pendant donated to the Easington and Skeffling Women's Institute by Captain J.W.Duncan of 'Golden Hope', Skeffling has been added to our 'Articles Page'.
Please click here to see this article

 

October 1st 2009 - The October Photo Gallery contains 12 pictures taken at the Craft, Collectors and Hobbies afternoon which was organised by SKEALS and held in the Easington Community Hall.
Please click here to see these photographs

 

June 26th 2009 - Following a most excellent talk given to the SKEALS group by military historian Alan Williamson we have included an article written in 2007 by SKEALS' member Mike Welton following the discovery of what may be an observation post used by the Skeffling branch of the Secret Army.
Please click here to see this article

 

April 30th 2009 - Please read the article on Brown Tails by clicking on the following link. Once again the caterpillars of the Brown Tail moth are very much in evidence on the Spurn Peninsula. The hairs from the caterpillars can cause severe skin irritation. Although this article was written in 2007 it is still relevant in 2009.
Please click here to see this article

 

March 30th 2009 - In 2005 at the time of the demolition of the old Easington Village Hall, Jan Crowther and Diane Horncastle published a booklet telling the history of the hall and containing pictures taken through its almost 70 years history..
Please click here to see this on going project.

 

January 2009 - Visit our 'Articles' page to read Pete Crowther's new article on the coin collection of Easington resident, Gerry Greensted.
Please click here to see these photographs

 

There has been a number of new entries on our 'EASINGTON CHURCHYARD GRAVESTONE PROJECT' page (See below). To visit this page please 'click here'

   
 

Following some sterling work by SKEALS' member, Mike Welton, we are now able to show our 'EASINGTON CHURCHYARD GRAVESTONE PROJECT'. It is our aim to photograph every gravestone in the churchyard of All Saints' church and display them on the page with details of the inscriptions and any other relevant material such as photographs, Parish Record entries and census entries. To visit this interesting new page please 'click here'

   
 

A second item has been added to our visits page. Written by Dorothy Smith, this new article tells of our visit to the lovely St.Germain's Church, Winestead
Please click here to read this new feature

   
 

July 2008 - Read the new article by Mike Welton on the Reminiscences Page about the Rocket Brigade.
Please click here to view "Is he a new larker?"

 
   
 

Our Contacts page now contains a link to a site called Dave McAleavy Images. An excellent collection of photographs with a page dedicated to Spurn.
Please click here to visit this site.

   
 
 
 

On our 'Articles' page read Richard Lusmore's article about the first sixty years of Easington United Football Club, 'The Eastenders'.
Please click here to view this article.