Hotel photo hunt

Once restoration work on the Warkworth Hotel is finished, The Oaks plans to display old photographs of the building showing its history. But finding the photos is proving a challenge.

Village manager Christine Hill (pictured) says she has approached local museums, as well as archival sources further afield, but would love to hear from anyone who might have a photo in their own collection taken pre-1970.

“The hotel has been a focal point for the community for more than 100 years so I’m hoping we can uncover some photos taken at some of the earlier events held there,” she says. The photos will be permanently displayed in the hotel as a record of its past.

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