On the Turner site there used to be two oustanding buildings no longer with us, the Metropole Hotel and the Marine Palace. Referring to the 1897 map I published earlier both buildings can be clearly seen on the map.
The Metropole Hotel suffered as a result of the 1930's slump when visitor numbers fell. The Marine Palace however, went out in spectacular style being toataly destroyed in the great storm of 29th November 1897 when the sea defences were breached. Above is the brief factsheet on the Marine Palace and below details of the Metropole Hotel.