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Red Lion

Picture source: Sue Jones


The Red Lion was situated on Old Church Lane. My father , Eric Wright , was the landlord of this pub from about 1955 to 1957; the brewery who owned it were Batemans of Wainfleet who are still very much on the go. He had to move on as there just was not enough custom in the small village to make a living. He moved on to the Railway Hotel, Firsby around 1957 - 1958 . This move was literally just down the road to the next village. The village of Firsby was no larger than Great Steeping but did have a very busy railway station. I guess he was hoping to make a better go of this pub but the same thing happened and eventually the family sold up and we all moved back to Skegness which was where I was born.
Sue Jones
This pub was present by 1826 when the publican was Thomas Meers. It was acquired by the Soames Brewery in 1934, then sold to Batemans c.1957.
Adam Cartwright (September 2012)

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Picture source: Sue Jones

Picture source: Sue Jones