Posts from January 2017

OUR BEAUTIFUL TOWN HAS A BUZZ ABOUT IT! COULD IT BE THAT SPRING IS ON ITS WAY? 
That we’ve had some beautiful winter sunshine?  
 
Maybe … yet we think it’s because the much-anticipated inaugural Steampunk Weekend is nearly here. 
 
If you are wondering what Steampunk means (but were afraid to ask), we’ve gone all Sherlock Holmes and investigated this fascinating genre that includes fashion, lifestyle, art and music. 
RENOVATION SEASON REVEALS MORE HISTORY OF OUR BUILDING 
Zed ‘dusted off’ (ironically!) and donned his ‘rubble’ gear again to begin our annual renovations here at the Riviera Guesthouse. 
 
This month, it’s the turn of two single rooms to undergo their transformation – and then we found some fascinating ‘treasure’ underneath the floorboards! 
 
With our Guesthouse being a Victorian building, we’re forever unveiling quirky items while we’re renovating, revealing a little more of the Riviera’s interesting history. 
 
This time, we found a collection of items belonging to a Lieutenant Bewley and Lieutenant Hogg dating from during World War Two (around 1942) to 1969. 
 
Among the finds, there was a laundry order slip from 2nd November 1942 where Lt. Bewley had: “1 Shirt, 3 Gent’s Pants, 1 Bath Towel, 1 Collar and 2 Handkerchiefs laundered at a price of 14.5p” in total. No doubt it would be more expensive these days! 
SPECIAL WINTER OFFER AVAILABLE THROUGHOUT JANUARY AND FEBRUARY 2017 
Beat the post festive blues with a stay by the Yorkshire Coast. 
 
Snuggling up in the warmth of our sea facing rooms and watching the crashing waves outside is enough to make winter fun and exciting for even the shyest of winter weathers.