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Friday, 20 April 2012

Oh, I do Like To Be Beside The Seaside


Today we are off on a weekend break to the Lake District. We are staying in a cabin with Stewart and his DW, who very kindly invited us along. The cabin isn't far from the seaside town of Morecambe.

We didn't arrive until late afternoon, after a long drive up the M6. Also the Internet isn't very good there, so I am actually writing this on Sunday (22nd). See, time travel does exist!

This photo is of the Midland Hotel, an art deco masterpiece, only a stone's throw away from the beach. Built during the early 1930s, it had a great life until the 1970s, when it was left to decay before gaining Grade 2 listing and a £7 million restoration programme a few years ago turned the great building into a stunner once again.

We had tea there, and admired and took photos of the surroundings. The building was used in a Poirot episode called 'Double Sin' with David Suchet. I've also found out that Morecambe was also used as a film location for the Laurence Olivier drama 'The Entertainer'.