We are between two Grifts.....
the land drains with their markers
reaching out into the sea:
The Grift to the north
which borders the community of Trusthorpe
with St Peter’s Church, the Cemetery & the Village Hall,
& the Boy Grift to the south
beyond which lie Huttoft & Anderby
with their exciting new environmental developments.
Inland we are bordered by the ancient parishes
of Hannah with its hill-top Georgian church
& Markby with its Saxon thatched church.
THE BOY GRIFT running into the sea
THE BOY GRIFT
from its estuary,
with the Wolds
on the horizon
& the Sandilands
to the right
Travelling south along the A52 from Mablethorpe through Trusthorpe we pass on the seaward side the old holiday resort of Bohemia
following the Trusthorpe Road, which has the Sutton Social Club on the left, & the Enterprise Hall on the right.
The residential area behind the Enterprise is known as The Park.
Sutton High Street is known as The Village
It runs inland from the site of the old Beach Hotel (now the Beach Bar),
the War Memorial, the Pullover (“The Top”) the Paddling Pool & Pleasure Gardens,
& the old Life Boat Station, now the Meridale Youth & Community Centre.
from the Top
looking down on
the War Memorial
With the Bacchus Hotel on the left
& the Post Office on the right
the High Street reaches the Methodist Church
by the roundabout
where the roads from Alford (A1111)
& Skegness (A52) meet.
Parallel to the High Street is Broadway
with the Marisco Medical Centre on one side
& the Library on the other.
Following the sand-hills south is Furlongs
flanked by the recreation ground & playing fields.
These are bordered by the newer bungalows
built along the extension of Hillside Avenue
& behind our Primary School on theA52
near where the station was situated
until eliminated in Dr Beeching’s cuts.
ABOVE: THE BACCHUS HOTEL BELOW: ST CLEMENT'S CHURCH
The next pullover to the south is that of Church Lane
which runs west to join the A52 by the church of St Clement
with its distinctive leaning tower.
Most of the dunes to the south of Church Lane
were swept away in the 1953 Flood
making the biggest breach in the East Coast Sea Defences
known as The Acre Gap.
Many new houses have been built here,
but part of the gap has been preserved as an Environmental Centre.
The area between the Gap & the Boy Grift is Sandilands
the houses around its main road Sea Lane.
Here is the Grange & Links Hotel
appropriately named from the Golf Course
that stretches on as far as the Boy Grift
between the sea wall & the ancient Roman Bank.