The Midland Hotel
December 2016 - Christmas at the Midland
October 2016 - Atmospheric Midland
Beautifully atmospheric view of the Midland Hotel by Dominic Cumming
2016 - Annual Vintage by the Sea
Fabulous picture by and © of Johnny Bean invoking all the fun of the seaside - wish I were there!
2016 - Dog Launched into Space
Sam was lauched from the Midland Hotel roof
2015 - Union Station or the Rotunda?
This Getty image gives us a slightly grander view of Cocktail Bar at Union Station
I saw this picture today - it is the Union Station Los Angeles streamline modern cocktail lounge - image courtesy of Charles Phoenix and was immediately reminded of the Rotunda Bar
Image courtesy of English Lakes who own the Midland Hotel Catering franchise
2015 - Treasure Trove
From this to .....
'''' this - a perfectly preserved jug with provenance
2015 - What's New?
Following our recent visit to the Midland - we found the completed work in the Rotunda, a swanky new entrance mat and updated mosaic floor work.
Three views of the completed renovation - the historical story can be found here
The new welcome mat which greets visitors at the entrance of the hotel
An improved 21st century take on the original floor mosaic which blends in but does not lose the concept of the original design which has long been lost through renovations.
2015 - Auction!
Once again I was fortunate to notice that there was Midland Hotel plate available in March 2015's Talisman Auction.
Lot 453 - Royal Cauldon, Midland Hotel Seahorse design Dinner Plate
Lot 316 showing the the pen and inkstand that may well have featured in the original 'Writing Room'
The plate being auctioned live
Both items safely in my possession!
2014 - It's Beautiful!
Image created by Harry McKenzie for the Creative Tourist
2014 - Accolade!
Last night (6th November 2014) The Midland entry won Lancashire Tourism Event of the Year for Vintage By The Sea. Thanks to everyone who helped make the event a huge success for Morecambe.
2014 - Auction!
After decades of looking for Midland Memorabilia - I am finally the proud owner of two items - a modest saucer and an fabulous curved side (salad) dish!
It started with the arrival of the Talisman Auctions August catalogue :
which I thumbed through as usual, glancing at the motley collection of pictures when I saw this page:
My eye is trained to look for Midland Hotel memorabilia and I immediately zoomed in on lot 207:
it really did jump out at me!
Then I searched for the provenance just in case it wasn't what I thought!
The Provenance is all I could wish it to be!
Although I placed a commissioned bit - we went to see the proceedings in Newark (Nottinghamshire)
The items are help up to be viewed by the attending bidders!
Sold to me!
2013 Rotunda Bar Makeover
Jonquil Cook and Isa Clee-Cadman working on the 2013 recreation of the Ravilious murals - © Christopher Holmes photography
The Midland's Own Beer
Lovely use of the original sculptures gracing the front of the hotel tower
The bannister that was subject to an Interpol search - story to come ..... watch this space!
A lovely clock which graced the reception area when we stayed at the hotel in its derelict years - apparently each room had originally been furnished with one of these! Disappeared during the closure?
Page updated : 7th January 2017