SO0661 : Hotel Metropole

taken 9 years ago, near to Llandrindod Wells, Powys, Great Britain

Hotel Metropole
Hotel Metropole
A huge hotel on the main A483 Temple Street.
It began as Coleman's Hotel in 1872, opened by Edwin Coleman who was a shopkeeper and Postmaster in the nearby village of Howey. In 1885 the Hotel was bought by the Wildings who were an old Radnorshire family. John Wilding organised the purchase of the hotel as he was dying, convinced that his eight children would go on to prosper with a stake in the new, rapidly growing Spa town of Llandrindod Wells. His children changed the name to The Bridge Hotel and the five sisters and three brothers developed the Hotel with great energy and drive.
It is said the hotel's name was changed to the Metropole in the 1920s after the then owner had purchased a quantity of carpet, crockery and cutlery bearing the monogram M at an hotel sale in Norfolk.
The Metropole has been owned and run by the Baird-Murray family for over 100 years. Further history and other details on their website LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 4 March, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 8 March, 2009
Category
Accommodation > Hotel   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 060 611 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:14.4024N 3:22.6473W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 059 611
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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