Monday, September 08, 2008

The Midland Hotel in Morecambe

This isn't a travel blog, so I won't bore you with where I have been for the last few days, except to say that in five days we managed just 2 hours of sunshine. The rest was rain.

In the spring, I was very excited to hear of the refurbishment and relaunch of the once fabulous 1930s art deco hotel in Morecambe - the Midland Hotel - which had been falling into disrepair for thirty years. We went for afternoon tea on Friday and had a guided tour. If you go, ask for Brian. He knows everything about the place and loves to show you round. And make sure you see the sculptures and relief work by Eric Gill.

Here is a film introduced by the heroic Jon Snow, if you are interested.

And here is an item on the same subject from the Culture Show.

This is me in a snazzy new metal chair that is impossible to get out of unaided... The view of the Lake District across Morecambe Bay...

3 comments:

debutnovelist said...

Hi Sue - made your acquaintance on Snowblog.
Great photos - love that Art Deco style. I've never been to Morecambe but think I might make a point of it now! AliB

Sue Hepworth said...

Hi AliB, glad you like the photos. Don't be too hard on Morecambe if you go. It used to be a fab seaside town but now it's very sad. Everyone is hoping that the renovation of the Midland is the start of a more general resurgence and renovation so the resort can get back to its former glory.

Miriam said...

People should read this.