From The Neolithic To The Sea: A Journey From The Past To The Present

Anderby Creek

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Lincolnshire
53° 15′ 34″ N, 0° 19′ 25″ E
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Anderby Creek is a small village on the North Sea coast in Lincolnshire, close to Skegness.

There used to be a mediaeval harbour on the original creek, before it was turned into a canal. It was popular for smuggling and the smugglers had a good relation with the villagers who would hide the contraband in their homes.

RAF Anderby Creek was home to the first battle training school of the Royal Air Force Regiment during World War II, which included pillboxes and a searchlight battery.

One of the more unusual tourist attractions on the Lincolnshire coast is the Cloud Bar, the world's first official cloud spotting area.

The Anderby Drainage Museum is in the pumping station houses on Anderby Drain in the hamlet, which were built in 1945. Two station houses contain two Ruston 10HRC twin cylinder oil engines, which were installed to drain over 9200 acres of land. The museum contains numerous artefacts on display such as old drainage tools, photographs and documents

Today Anderby Creek is known for its caravan parks and as holiday retreat. It is possible to fish from the beach.