Tuesday, 31 March 2009

TAYPARK HOTEL - 1960's

Taypark Hotel was in Broughty Ferry and its location meant that it had a very nice view overlooking the Tay.
The 60's illustration at the top shows that its ample grounds went right down to the river's edge.
Incidentally, these very grounds were once used for a photo shoot with The Rolling Stones back in 1965.
As you can see from the photo above, which also dates from the 1960's, its interior was rather spacious too.
This dining area was called the Bay Suite Restaurant and Ballroom.
Quite a plush looking place really, with a large curvy 90 ft. window to catch the scenery and a stage opposite complete with grand piano.
The actual dancefloor featured illuminated glass panels in a variety of colours.
Then there was the Riverview Lounge and Smuggler's Cocktail Bar to choose from as well.
All this information has to be referred to in the past tense now because the entire building was demolished in 1983.

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