Caravans, buses and railway carriages
"Fitties" is a local word meaning "salt marsh" and the Humberston Fitties were originally one of a number along Lincolnshire's coastline. Here's how it came to be:
First World War: Used for billeting soldiers who were stationed at Haile Sands Fort.
Post war: A local family pitched a tent for fresh air to combat sickness and build a chalet the following year. Other people followed with tents or stayed in the original camp huts used by the soldiers.
1920s: More holidaymakers arrive with caravans, buses and old railway carriages. Holiday chalets were built on stilts and wheels because the area was prone to flooding.
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1938: Local authority take on ownership of the land.
Second World War: Chalets used for soldiers once more.
1947: Planning laws change and are stricter for chalets. Caravans become more popular.
1953: Chalets destroyed by disastrous floods.
1996: The site is declared a conservation area.
2007: Tenants apply for 52-week lease, which is thrown out by Secretary of State.