No facelift for the Jolly Fisherman

The Jolly Fisherman Credit: ITV Yorkshire

After months of wrangling over a new design for the Skegness Jolly Fisherman mascot, councillors have agreed to use the existing one.

The mascot first appeared on a 1908 railway poster advertising the Lincolnshire coastal resort. A new version is due to be placed in a plaza outside the railway station.

Officials had previously failed to agree, with one suggestion from the county council being described as "like a gargoyle" by Skegness Town Council.

Skegness Mayor Mark Anderson said in order to move things along quickly the town council has agreed to use the original design of Jolly pulling a suitcase along.