October 2013. Morecambe, Lancashire, England. I was last in Morecambe 40 years ago, on day trips as a child with my grandparents. A recent visit revealed that its desperate days as a resort in the 1970s may be over, though there is still much work to be done. Pride of place goes to the wonderfully restored Midland Hotel, built in 1933 by the London, Midland and Scottish Railway company to designs by Oliver Hill.