|St Clements Hotel 2012|
The St Clements hotel is still standing on the corner of Westgate Bay Avenue and Sea Road and here's a then and now look at the building for readers with an historical and architectural interest.
When you think of former glories and the trees that once lined its streets, it's difficult to resist the sense of nostalgia. I'm reminded of the film of HG Wells 1895 novel, 'The Time Machine' which would have provided a fascinating setting for the town from the Edwardian days to the present, where we are frequently attempting to make time stand still and resist the advances of developers, intent on building more tall, square, retirement blocks to change the face of a once familiar and much loved seafront scene.
|St Clements Hotel early 1900s|