Burgh Le Marsh

Burgh Le Marsh

These railings are part of a public realm enhancement scheme in Skegness and all situated in a conservation area, with the bridge railings being adjacent to the Scheduled Ancient Monument of Cock Hill. The idea was to tell a story of some of the history of the town and some of its historical characters. The area was originally marshland and this was taken as a background theme to link the various elements within the town.  We designed a wave pattern for the base of all the railing panels which brought to mind an association with water and enhanced this with forged flora and fauna found in marshland areas, particularly those rare species found only in the local habitat. These panels had spaced amongst them a series of theme panels developed in association with local schoolchildren, the youth group, the W.I and other interested local people.

The panels celebrate the following:

  • The cattle market, once thriving in the town.
  • The windmill and milling. Two mills survive in the town, one in full working order.
  • The train station, lost under reorganisation of the railways.
  • Agriculture, a mainstay of the local economy.
  • The ancient Celtic and Roman history of the area.
  • The Churches in the town.
  • Jabez Good, a local man who was the town barber, a numerologist, artist, woodworker and did much for the town during his lifetime.
  • The twinning association and its links with Beaumont sur Sarthe.