SZ0991 : A hotel with history

taken 3 years ago, near to Bournemouth, Great Britain

A hotel with history
A hotel with history
The Cumberland Hotel, main sign. This particular hotel was built in 1937, to Art Deco style, thanks to a Mr Rowley. It is said to be one of the last free-standing such examples in Europe.

During WWII, it was commandeered by the military to defend the vulnerable south coast, but afterwards became the largest Jewish Hotel in Europe, complete with its own synagogue. After many years as a religious meeting point, it was recently given a thorough and sympathetic renovation to restore it as one of Bournemouth's most prestigious hotels.
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Date Taken
Monday, 8 September, 2014   (more nearby)
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Monday, 8 September, 2014
Geographical Context
Sport, Leisure  Business, Retail, Services  Suburb, Urban fringe 
Style (from Tags)
Art Deco 
Primary Subject of Photo
Hotel 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 0990 9106 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:43.1451N 1:51.6676W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 0991 9103
View Direction
North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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