Clearing out my Grandmother’s belongings, years ago, I came across a 1968 Bournemouth
Hotel Guide. The Guide fascinated me – it was a real social comment on the changes in the
ways we take our holidays, and our increase in expectations. Hot and cold running water,
interior sprung mattresses, gas fires in all rooms – such a luxury!
I started recording 100 of the hotels that have been demolished or converted since 1968 and I
originally posted them on Instagram with their advert from the Guide and a photo of what has
taken their place now.
100 Lost Hotels was due to be exhibited in the Heritage Zone at Bournemouth Library in 2020
but due to COVID 19, had to be cancelled. We’re hoping to arrange an online exhibition soon.