10 Creative Seaside Wedding Theme Ideas

The seaside has inspired some of the best wedding themes we have seen here at English Lakes. It allows couples to get creative, bringing the beach indoors using shells, sand or pebbles to decorate your wedding ceremony or wedding reception tables to bring the beach theme to your day. The Art Deco Midland Hotel, curving gracefully along the coast, located in the English Seaside town of Morecambe is the perfect venue to host your seaside themed wedding, especially if you want to mix it with 1920’s vintage – the British Seaside heyday.

If you are on the hunt for seaside inspiration, we have put together some quirky ideas which we have seen on Pinterest. Got any more ideas? Let us know in the comments below. Continue reading “10 Creative Seaside Wedding Theme Ideas”

Photos of Vintage By The Sea in Morecambe

Thousands of people flocked to sunny Morecambe this weekend (6th and 7th September 2014) for the second Vintage By The Sea festival hosted in and around The Midland hotel.

The seafront area was transformed into a celebration of all things vintage including music, fashion, dance, craft and food. Here is a selection of our favourite moments from the weekend as shared by Twitter users… Continue reading “Photos of Vintage By The Sea in Morecambe”

The Midland Hotel – A Walk Around the Past

Brian Jenkins
Brian Jenkins

Brian Jenkins, Concierge at The Midland in Morecambe, is always in demand for his interesting and insightful tours of the hotel.

Guests from all over the world with an interest in architecture and history visit The Midland and Brian is happy to be in a position to enhance the guest’s experience by furnishing them with details of the original design and architect, Oliver Hill, the restoration, artwork by Eric Gill, Marion Dorn and Eric Ravilious as well as anecdotes of life in the hotel past and present.

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Passionate About … Drama!

English Lakes employs passionate people! Passionate about going the extra mile for our guests. This usually comes from a good work-life balance which allows time for other interests and hobbies. This time we meet…

Lee-Harry Hitchmough, The Midland

Lee-Drama

Lee-Harry Hitchmough is our wedding and events co-ordinator at The Midland – a perfect job for Lee as he has been hosting his own dramatic events for many years.

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Passionate About … Charity Running!

English Lakes employs passionate people! Passionate about going the extra mile for our guests. This usually comes from a good work-life balance which allows time for other interests and hobbies. This time we visit The Midland, Morecambe…

Sarah Mason, Senior Chef de Partie, has prepared sumptuous pastries for our guests at The Midland since 2010 and has seen Afternoon Tea at The Midland soaring in popularity. When not in the kitchen at The Midland, Sarah competes in runs and extreme walking challenges. She has trained for numerous events such as local 10K runs, obstacle courses and The Great North run, which she has completed four times. Now, however, she has set herself an even greater challenge.

Afternoon Tea at The Midland
Afternoon Tea at The Midland

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Homage to the Work of Eric Ravilious

In November 2013 a striking new mural was painted in Morecambe’s iconic art deco Midland hotel. The painting, by artist Jonquil Cook, is a homage to the Midland’s lost mural, by the acclaimed artist Eric Ravilious.

History repeating itself. Eric and Tirzah Ravilious, 1933 and Jonquil Cook and Isa Clee-Cadman, 2013.
History repeating itself. Eric and Tirzah Ravilious, 1933 and Jonquil Cook and Isa Clee-Cadman, 2013.

In the spring of 1933, not long before completion of the Midland Hotel, the renowned water-colourist, Eric Ravilious, and his wife, Tirzah Garwood, installed themselves in lodgings at Heysham, near Morecambe. Ravilious had received a commission from the architect, Oliver Hill, to paint a mural on the walls of what were then to be the tearooms. Continue reading “Homage to the Work of Eric Ravilious”

Video: The Midland’s Search for 1968 Miss Great Britain Constants

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The Midland hotel is searching for stars of the Miss Great Britain competition held in Morecambe in 1968.The Miss Great Britain Competition was held in Morecambe from 1956 to 1989, with the 1968 event being won by Yvonne Ormes from Nantwich in Cheshire. This video, from BBC North West Tonight features Sharman Bardsley, one of the ladies featured in our slides.

Pictures from BBC North West Tonight.