Description"The 70 bedroom hotel is on the corner of Whitley Bay Promenade and South Parade. Originally a small temperance hotel opened by the Waverley Hotel Company in 1906. The Waverley Hotel soon expanded to become a hotel of 150 bedrooms, said to be one of the largest and most up to date on the north-east coast with a heated garage and private tennis courts behind. In 1937 the hotel obtained a license to sell alcohol for the first time and its name was changed to the Rex Hotel. It was the venue of a popular folk club and featured Gerry Rafferty, Billy Connolly, Ralph McTell and Lindisfarne early in their careers. Tyne and Wear HER(9307): Whitley Bay, The Promenade, Rex Hotel (Waverley Hotel): http://www.twsitelines.info/Siteline.nsf/SMR/38E9D31D67030BC5802576AF003E9E92" Photo by Andrew Curtis, 2009.
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Further informationLink: http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/1634416
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Added by: Simon Cotterill
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Picture Taken: 2009-12-26