Antique Southdown Hydro Hotel Fenton Brothers Sheffield Silver Plate Serving Dish Kendal Milne & Co Manchester Hotel Ware
- Customer Reviews
Item - Antique 2 Part Oval Serving Dish from the Southdown Hydro Hotel, St. Annes on Sea, Circa 1900s. This particular dish was produced by Fenton Brothers of Sheffield and retailed by the famous department store Kendal, Milne & Co. of Manchester (please see all photos)
Maker - Fenton Brothers of Sheffield
Stamps - The Bowl is stamped to the underside with the retailers mark KENDAL, MILNE & Co MANCHESTER, the makers mark of Fenton Brothers - F. BROS LTD; EPNS and the number 203
Type - Tableware
Circa - 1900s
Construction - Silver Plate
Country of Origin - England
Dimensions - 10.125" by 7.5" (1.375" in height)
Weight - 500 gram
Condition - Excellent Used Condition, though some light surface scratches through use and age (please see pics)
Other Interesting Points - If you happen to be local to the Fylde Coast area, you may or may not know where the Southdown Hydro Hotel was and in fact still is....?
The Southdown Hydro Hotel was built on the corner of St Annes Road West and The Promenade in St. Annes On Sea in 1896. During the early part of the 20th century there were numerous local parish and district councils in the area but on 1st May 1922 Lytham and St Annes joined as a single district council. In 1925 the Council purchased the Southdown Hydro hotel to be used as a town hall. Centred on the new Town Hall was a desire to promote the cultural importance of the town and the idea of an art collection, donated by local individuals for the public benefit, was developed. The most important artist who has a connection with the area was the Victorian artist Richard Ansdell RA (1815–1885) who now has an area of Lytham St Annes named after him - Ansdell. The building is still used to this day by Fylde Borough Council, though a few years ago it was announced that the building was due to be demolished to make way for flats, luckily this was stopped and the council decided to make improvements to the building and extend....in doing this have saved this magnificent building from destruction.
Picture of the Southdown Hydro Hotel in July 2013
Scan from a Postcard of the Southdown Hydro Hotel, Circa 1900
(Please see all Photos).
POSTAGE & PACKAGING
There is a charge of £3.00 for Postage and Packaging to all U.K. Residents (Standard Delivery), we will also ship Worldwide please check table below for delivery costs. If you have any questions please feel free to contact!
|Next Day UK Delivery||£7.00|
|Signed For UK Delivery||£4.00|
|Standard UK Delivery||£3.00|
|Air Mail Europe||£4.50|
|Air Mail Outside Europe||£6.00|