The above image shows the first floor dining room of the Lundin Links Hotel, probably in the early 1980s. Through the middle window, the Post Office is visible across the road. One distinctive architectural feature of the hotel is the mix of different window styles and sizes. Arches feature throughout the design inside and out - see more here. The architect, Peter Lyle Barclay Henderson, was, in the main, an architect of breweries and public houses. In the next post, I'll look at some of his other work and draw comparisons with the features of the Lundin Links Hotel - which was described as "an architectural curiosity divorced from any local tradition" in 'The Kingdom of Fife - An Illustrated Architectural Guide' by Glen L Pride. Nevertheless, the striking building became a much-loved part of the village street-scape and many will be wishing for a change in fortunes for the better for this currently empty 1900 building.
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