The Friends of the Midland Hotel



Useful links

The New Midland

A New Era:
Urban Splash's official site showcasing  their work on the hotel's restoration. The hotel  reopened in June 2008 - to book a room, please call Urban Splash Hotels on 01524 424000.

Urban Splash:
The company website.

Northwest Regional Development Agency:
Agency for economic development and regeneration of England's Northwest.

The Heritage Lottery Fund:
The Heritage Lottery Fund gives grants to a wide range of local, regional and national heritage projects in the United Kingdom.

England's Northwest:
Promoting investment and tourism in the Northwest of England.

The Midland Hotel

Oliver Hill:
A brief biography of the architect with links to further information.

Eric Ravillious:
A web resource for enthusiasts of the work of Eric Ravilious.

Eric Gill:
An Eric Gill print gallery.

Marion Dorn:
The Marion Dorn rug in the Midland Hotel.

The hotel when it opened:
A beautiful picture from the RIBA archives.

LMS Railway poster:
Poster produced for London, Midland & Scottish Railway (LMS) to promote the Midland Hotel in Morecambe, Lancashire, ‘England’s latest seaside hotel’.

Agatha Christie's Poirot:
The low down on the famous detective, once filmed in the Midland Hotel.

Heritage Societies

The 20th Century Society:
A society whose mission is ‘to protect architecture and design after 1914’. The Midland featured as the society's first 'Building of the Month' way back in October 2001.

English Heritage:
English Heritage exists to protect and promote England's spectacular historic environment and ensure that its past is researched and understood.

SAVE: SAVE campaigns for the retention and re-use of threatened historical buildings. SAVE compiles a register of Buildings at Risk (BaR). The register highlights historic buildings that are vacant and whose future is not secure with the aim to identify new owners able to repair them and/or new uses, which will secure the building's future. The great majority of the buildings on our register are listed.

In the media

Give me sunshine:
Howard Byrom takes a stroll down the promenade in Morecambe.

I like Morecambe:
Photographs celebrating the Midland, and the town of Morecambe.

Art Deco

Art Deco Society of Washington:
A nonprofit organization established to foster public awareness and appreciation of the Art Deco period. The site has comprehensive features, listings and links to all things Deco.

A vast online Art Deco resource.

Napier, New Zealand:
The official site for the Art Deco Trust in Napier, New Zealand's Art Deco City.

Art Deco World:
An online store specialising in quality, original streamline-moderne decorator items, homewares, collectables and gifts from the 1920's, 30's and 40's.

Art Deco Society of New York:
The Art Deco Society of New York is a non-profit organisation, devoted to the preservation and restoration of Art Deco architecture and interiors.

1930s Paris:
A Parisian Art Deco estate agency.


Echoes of Art Deco:
Walking tours showing an evocation of the 1930s heyday of Morecambe, conjured up from its surviving Art Deco buildings, on both a grand and domestic scale.

Morecambe Tourist Information:
The official visitor website for Morecambe and Heysham.

The Friends of The Morecambe Winter Gardens :
The Friends are a registered charity formed in 1986 with the aim of protecting for re-furbishment this grade 2* listed theatre which opened in 1897.

Looking forward:
Some plans for the future...

Morecambe's West End:
Winning back the West End of Morecambe, details of the plans for regeneration.

Lancaster City Council:

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