Ex­hi­bi­tion on ‘glory days’ of north-east hotel

The Press and Journal (North-East) - - NEWS -

A new ex­hi­bi­tion is to fo­cus on the “glory days” of a long-gone north-east hotel.

Con­struc­tion on the Cru­den Bay Hotel be­gan in 1897, just as Bram Stoker was in the vil­lage writ­ing Drac­ula, and was com­pleted two years later.

The Great North of Scot­land Rail­way com­pany was be­hind the ven­ture in the hope it would trans­form the vil­lage into “the Brighton of Aberdeen­shire”.

The hotel thrived for around a decade un­til guest num­bers be­gan to drop, and it was even­tu­ally de­mol­ished in the 1950s.

Now an ex­hi­bi­tion of the Cru­den Bay Hotel’s his­tory will be held in the vil­lage hall on March 23.

Mike Shep­herd, from the Port Er­rol Her­itage Group, said: “Our ex­hi­bi­tion cel­e­brates the glory days of the Cru­den Bay Hotel and the pho­tos on dis­play will show the sump­tu­ous luxury of this by­gone era.”

SUMP­TU­OUS LUXURY: The Cru­den Bay Hotel was com­pleted in 1899 in a bid to turn the vil­lage into ‘the Brighton of Aberdeen­shire’

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