George Warne and The Motorists' Mecca blue plaque in Worthing

In 1899
George Warne
1864-1916
an early motoring enthusiast
promoted his new hotel as
The Motorists' Mecca
establishing the first hotel garage,
or engine house, in England
on this site in York road in 1900
The garage was demolished
in 1947

George Henry Warne (15 December 1881 – 24 December 1928) was a British Labour Party politician.At the 1922 general election, he was elected as Member of Parliament for the Wansbeck constituency in Northumberland, which had previously been held by a Liberal. He was re-elected at the 1923 and 1924 general elections, and died in office in 1928, aged 47.At the resulting by-election, George Shield held the seat for Labour.

Source: dbpedia

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