Statue of Eric Morecambe on the sea front


31 October 2012

Morecambe, Lancashire

SD 43299 64479; 54.07309°N, 2.86800°W


The Lancashire town of Morecambe developed around the harbour and railway built there in the mid 19th century. A century later, the town was enjoying its heyday as a popular seaside holiday resort.

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Eric Morecambe (1926 – 1984), born John Eric Bartholomew, is best remembered for his partnership with Ernie Wise, forming the comedy double act Morecambe and Wise.

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The Grade II* listed Streamline Moderne-style Midland Hotel was designed by architect Oliver Hill and built by the London, Midland and Scottish Railway company. The Art Deco building opened in 1933, replacing the previous Victorian railway hotel of the same name. The hotel was requisitioned during World War II and used as a military hospital. In 2003 it was acquired by Manchester-based developers Urban Splash, who re-opened it in 2008 following a £7m restoration.

Friends of the Midland Hotel




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Midland Hotel

Midland Hotel

Midland Hotel

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