MABLETHORPETHE Dunes Complex, Central Promenade, 2pm: Poetry and music from local school children, an audio visual representation of the thoughts and memories of those present at the time of the disaster, prayers and the reading of the names of those who lost their lives. A live stream of the dedication at the memorial rock will be fed back to the theatre. The service and dedication will be led by Reverend Peter Lilley in the presence of the Mayor Councillor Joyce Taylor, former mayor Helen Parkhurst who contributed funds from the Mayor’s charity fund 2010 which facilitated the placing of the memorial rock and leader of East Lindsey District Council, Councillor Doreen Stephenson.Light refreshments will be available after.
SKEGNESSA MEMORIAL service for the people who lost their lives will be held at St Matthew’s Church in Skegness at 6pm. Organised by the chairman of Lincolnshire County Council, the service will be led by the Bishop of Lincoln, The Right Reverend Christopher Lowson. Before the service, the Bishop will bless the sea defences at 5.30pm in Scarborough Parade.
THIRTEEEN residents of Ingoldmells died in the disaster on January 31, 1953, many of which are buried in the churchyard in Ingoldmells. The chairman of Ingoldmells Parish Council John Arnott-Watson accompanied by Councillor Colin Davie, will lay a wreath at the plaque at Ingoldmells Church at 2.45pm on Thursday. A civic reception will take place in the Royal Arthur Centre at 3.15pm prior to the Prayer Service at St Peter and Paul’s Church, Ingoldmells. Church service at 4.30pm.