This nicely composed walking picture was taken – probably mid-morning – on the original pier at Skegness and was probably taken by Skeg Cards, one of the town’s oldest souvenir photographers who often snapped people here. Their cards are not usually marked but the hiding away of the reference number in a shadow area was common to many of their cards. I would date this to the mid-1920s (taken on an early morning storll) with both Mum and Daughter sporting trendy hairdos, and oversize mesh hair nets to keep them in place (which I’ve struggled to find out much about), with a big bow on junior. Mum and Dad both have papers while daughter is clutching a plain seaside bucket and a spade, although there was no access to the beach once you were on the pier. I always find it a bit hard to orientate myself to these early views as all the indicators are gone; the pier entrance and the big hotel building behind, indeed this area of the current pier is all roofed in with arcades.
Skeg Card’s history is very sketchy but there are two more examples on the site and a bit more information.