PORTMEIRION ALTERATIONS CONTINUE
Modern Health and Safety laws affect most businesses and public places, and never has this been better illustrated in recent times than at Portmeirion, where the erecting of various bannisters and handrails, and the closure of lookouts and balconies, has become commonplace in the last 12 months (despite Portmeirion's best efforts to challenge such demands). The Unmutual Website Village Update has been updated today, and includes several new additions of this kind which have been erected recently.
Also this month, the tower of the Hercules Hall is getting a refit, with the rotting wooden boards replaced and the antique window restored.
January 2005 will also see major changes to one of Portmeirion's most recognisable buildings. The Main Hotel building will be closed for 4 weeks early next year whilst the main restaurant and the Jaipur Bar undergo refurbishment. New furniture has been chosen, and both rooms will undergo drastic re-decoration. The Unmutual will provide images of the new rooms as soon as work is completed. Whilst change is always tinged with sadness, The Unmutual Website applauds this refurbishment (as i'm sure would anyone who has sat on one of the Jaipur Bar chairs for more than an hour). Click HERE to visit our Village Update section.
A more pleasing site in Portmeirion recently was the Antiques Fair at the Hercules Hall. The displayed antiques very much suited the ambience and lighting of the hall, as you can see from the following images kindly provided by Alan Jones.
News announced 11/11/2004, archived 8/2/2005