Vintage by the sea

I’m always amazed that someone other than my family reads this blog.

I was thrilled when Simplicity contacted me to do the review (there’s still time to enter the giveaway, don’t forget) and last week I was delighted to receive an email telling me about an event happening on the 14th September.

The Vintage Festival takes a one day trip to Morecambe to help celebrate the 80th Anniversary of the iconic art deco hotel , The Midland.

If you’re not familiar with The Midland


it’s a beautiful Art Deco hotel on the North West coast, which has recently been restored and in it’s heyday was

a favourite haunt of celebrities such as Coco Chanel, Sir Laurence Olivier and Noel Coward, along with many of the actors and musicians performing at The Winter Gardens. Today it stands restored to the glory as the jewel in the crown of the British coast.

It’s the kind of place you expect to bump into Hercule Poirot and Captain Hastings.


Personally, I’m thrilled that Wayne Hemingway has decided to hold this festival. Morecambe is a typically English seaside resort that has faded over the years. Events of this type help to bring a new lease of live to the area, and to put Morecambe back on the map.

The Festival sounds like it’s going to be a great day out – shopping, vintage hair and make-up , creative workshops, a food market and beautiful classic cars.

The fair is on from 11 – 6pm and entry to the main event is free, although you can also stay for a vintage dinner in The Rotunda!  Oh my, the glamour.

I’m really grateful to Rachel for bringing this event to my attention.  I’m surely going to do my best to get there…I’ve always wanted to visit The Midland and this is my kind of day out!

6 Responses to Vintage by the sea

  1. Whoa! It looks like a really cool building! I’d love to see pictures.

  2. Liz says:

    i went to Morecambe recently and went to the Midland for morning coffee. I’m not normally one for coffee in hotels but it was just lovely inside and I’d love to go and stay there – maybe when my 18month old has stopped clinging to my legs through all my waking hours. I noticed the adverts for the Vintage Festival and thought it looked great fun, I really hope it’s a success.

    If anyone is in the Morecambe area with kids then Happy Mount Park is good fun, especially on a hot day when they can go in the water park.

    Yay Morecambe! (check those tide tables though, it’s best when the sea is at least within sight)

  3. Looks amazing – I’ve seen the building in some Poirot episodes (like our De La Warr Pavilion here in Bexhill). The Festival sounds like it will be fun 🙂

    • Yay…another Poriot fan! It does sound fun. The logistics of getting there are proving problematic. Drat those children’s birthday party invitations that you’ve already accepted! 😉

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