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Royal York Hotel Ryde

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This 130 bedroom hotel was in Ryde on the Isle of Wight which was a very popular destination for Bee Line holiday makers. The company bought and refurbished the hotel in 1967 and Mr Ray Hardwick the managing director of Bee Line at the time said how this brought real value for money for the holiday maker.

It was an Art Deco building from 1938 with wonderful views across the sea. The decline in this type of holiday meant that Ellerman Beeline eventually sold the property and the building declined finally closing in the early part of this century. The grade 2 listed building currently lies derelict and in a very sad condition.

Donor : Hartlepool Museum Service

Creator : NDM


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