Wednesday 20 February 2013

Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, The Swan Hotel c1910

Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, The Swan Hotel circa 1910. The Swan Hotel, reputedly visited by Pepys in 1661 and rebuilt after a fire in 1785, was demolished in 1973 and replaced by modern retail units. Click the postcard to enlarge.

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  1. Wonderful postcard, the inn looks as if it stood at an important junction. Some (probably most) of the 1970s redevelopment is just criminal. What were they thinking?

  2. They were thinking, "Someday this building will be a listed 20th century landmark included in National Trust." Perhaps if it lasts another 1000 years.

  3. The meeting lobbies of the apparent multitude of hotels of the city are fitted with the most recent varying media hardware and contraptions, for example, 35mm slide projectors, flip diagrams and markers, advanced projectors, LCD projectors, overhead projectors. Hotel near Keytesville Missouri



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