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"Captivating Seaside Escapes

Background imageSeaside Collection: South Shields LNER poster, 1923-1947

South Shields LNER poster, 1923-1947
London & North Eastern Railway (LNER) poster showing the Tyneside resort of South Shields. Artwork by H G Gawthorn

Background imageSeaside Collection: New Brighton Tower, Wallasey, Cheshire, c1898-c1921

New Brighton Tower, Wallasey, Cheshire, c1898-c1921. The New Brighton Tower was situated within the Tower Buildings complex and was taller than Blackpool Tower at 621 feet high

Background imageSeaside Collection: Cornwall, GWR poster, 1938

Cornwall, GWR poster, 1938
Poster produced for the Great Western Railway (GWR) to promote monthly return tickets to Cornwall. The poster shows holidaymakers on a beach surrounded by rocks and cliffs

Background imageSeaside Collection: Skegness is SO Bracing by John Hassall

Skegness is SO Bracing by John Hassall
Skegness is SO Bracing - the famous poster featuring the jolly fisherman designed for the East Coast seaside town by artist John Hassall. Date: 1908

Background imageSeaside Collection: Luskentyre Beach, Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides, Scotland

Luskentyre Beach, Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides, Scotland

Background imageSeaside Collection: ST. ANNEs PIER

ST. ANNEs PIER
The beach at pier at Lytham St. Anne s, Lancashire, England. Date: 1950s

Background imageSeaside Collection: Blackpool Wreck of the HMS Foudroyant in 1897

Blackpool Wreck of the HMS Foudroyant in 1897

Background imageSeaside Collection: A fine view of Ashton Marine Lake, at Ansdell, Lytham St. Annes, Lancashire, England. Date: 1950s

A fine view of Ashton Marine Lake, at Ansdell, Lytham St. Annes, Lancashire, England. Date: 1950s

Background imageSeaside Collection: Three one-armed bandits which have been marooned for a weekend at Clevedon, Somerset

Three one-armed bandits which have been marooned for a weekend at Clevedon, Somerset, were rescued by boat. But four other slot machines had to be left behind when choppy seas made the operation too

Background imageSeaside Collection: Channel Swimmers: Little and Large, people who attempt to swim the English Channel come

Channel Swimmers: Little and Large, people who attempt to swim the English Channel come in all sizes. August 1957 A497-002

Background imageSeaside Collection: Hunstanton beach, Norfolk - 2

Hunstanton beach, Norfolk - 2
A woman walks her two dogs on the deserted beach at Hunstanton, Norfolk Date: 1990

Background imageSeaside Collection: The Imperial Hotel, Torquay, 1937

The Imperial Hotel, Torquay, 1937. From The Sphere - Coronation Record Number. [The Sphere, London, 1937]

Background imageSeaside Collection: Aberdeen - The Silver City by the Sea, LMS / LNER poster, 1923-1947

Aberdeen - The Silver City by the Sea, LMS / LNER poster, 1923-1947
Poster produced for the London, Midland & Scottish Railway (LMS) and London & North Eastern Railway (LNER), promoting rail travel to the Scottish east coast city and resort of Aberdeen

Background imageSeaside Collection: Swanage, BR poster, c 1955

Swanage, BR poster, c 1955
Poster produced for British Railways (BR) Southern Region to promote rail travel to the coastal resort of Swanage in Dorset. The poster shows a view of Swanage Bay. Artwork by Verney L Danvers

Background imageSeaside Collection: Hayling Island, poster advertising Southern Railway, 1923 (colour litho)

Hayling Island, poster advertising Southern Railway, 1923 (colour litho)
CH466627 Hayling Island, poster advertising Southern Railway, 1923 (colour litho) by MacDonald Mackintosh, Margaret (1865-1933); 99x64 cm; Private Collection; Photo eChristies Images; English

Background imageSeaside Collection: The Esplanade, Lawns & Head, Bray, County Wicklow

The Esplanade, Lawns & Head, Bray, County Wicklow, Republic of Ireland. circa 1960s

Background imageSeaside Collection: Felpham Beach, near Bognor Regis, West Sussex

Felpham Beach, near Bognor Regis, West Sussex. Date: early 20th century

Background imageSeaside Collection: Only Fools and Horses cast members walk along the seafront at Margate beach during

Only Fools and Horses cast members walk along the seafront at Margate beach during the filming of the 1989 Christmas Special " Jolly Boys Outing". 18th May 1989

Background imageSeaside Collection: Saint Anthony of Padua preaching to the fishes

Saint Anthony of Padua preaching to the fishes, 1779. Painting by Bernardo Rodriguez. Quito School. Colonial baroque. Painting. ECUADOR. PICHINCHA. Quito. Convent of San Francisco

Background imageSeaside Collection: Croyde beach, Croyde, North Devon, England

Croyde beach, Croyde, North Devon, England

Background imageSeaside Collection: Butlins - Skegness

Butlins - Skegness
Butlinland Skegness - Night Scene

Background imageSeaside Collection: Couple Walking Luskentyre Beach, Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides, Scotland

Couple Walking Luskentyre Beach, Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides, Scotland

Background imageSeaside Collection: After the Bath, 1908. Artist: Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida

After the Bath, 1908. Artist: Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida
After the Bath, 1908. Found in the collection of the Hispanic Society of America, New York

Background imageSeaside Collection: Skegness is So Bracing, BR (ER) poster, 1956

Skegness is So Bracing, BR (ER) poster, 1956
Poster produced for British Railways (BR) Eastern Region (ER), showing a view of the Embassy Ballroom and a funfair, at the Lincolnshire seaside resort of Skegness

Background imageSeaside Collection: Weston-super-Mare, BR poster, 1948-1965

Weston-super-Mare, BR poster, 1948-1965
The Smile in Smiling Somerset. Poster produced by British Railways (BR) to promote train services to Weston-super-Mare in Somerset. Artwork by an unknown artist

Background imageSeaside Collection: Range Rover Mk. 1 Classic

Range Rover Mk. 1 Classic
car, Range, Rover, Classic, British, Britain, England, English, UK, United, Kingdom, mustard, 1973, 1970s, 70s, seventies, classic, hatchback, hatch

Background imageSeaside Collection: Bay of Avalon, Santa Catalina Island, California, USA

Bay of Avalon, Santa Catalina Island, California, USA
View of the Bay of Avalon, with the Casino in the background, Casino Point, Santa Catalina Island, California, USA. Date: 1939

Background imageSeaside Collection: Spa Pavilion Gardens and Beach, Felixstowe, Suffolk

Spa Pavilion Gardens and Beach, Felixstowe, Suffolk - Painted by landscape artist Alfred Robert Quinton for the Sevenoaks based publishing and printing company J

Background imageSeaside Collection: VW Volkswagen Classic Camper van, 1970, Blue, & white

VW Volkswagen Classic Camper van, 1970, Blue, & white
VW Volkswagen Classic Camper van 1970 Blue & white

Background imageSeaside Collection: Les Dawson at Blackpool Beach, Lancashire. 15th July 1984

Les Dawson at Blackpool Beach, Lancashire. 15th July 1984

Background imageSeaside Collection: Triumph Herald Convertible

Triumph Herald Convertible 1960 Red

Background imageSeaside Collection: Port Isaac or Port Wenn home of TVs Doc Martin

Port Isaac or Port Wenn home of TVs Doc Martin
The harbour at Port Isaac in North Cornwall England, known around the world as Port Wenn the home of Doc Martin is a British television comedy drama series starring Martin Clunes

Background imageSeaside Collection: Triumph TR4 Britain

Triumph TR4 Britain

Background imageSeaside Collection: Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway train arriving at the Dungeness railway station

Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway train arriving at the Dungeness railway station, Kent, England

Background imageSeaside Collection: Art Deco Burgh Island Hotel

Art Deco Burgh Island Hotel
Burgh Island is a small tidal island on the coast of South Devon. There are several buildings on the island, the largest being the Art Deco Burgh Island Hotel

Background imageSeaside Collection: Aberdeen, Gateway to Royal Deeside, LNER / LMS poster, 1923-1947

Aberdeen, Gateway to Royal Deeside, LNER / LMS poster, 1923-1947
Poster produced for the London, Midland & Scottish Railway (LMS) and London & North Eastern Railway (LNER), promoting rail travel to the Scottish east coast city and resort of Aberdeen

Background imageSeaside Collection: Llanddwyn Island, Anglesey, North Wales, UK

Llanddwyn Island, Anglesey, North Wales, UK

Background imageSeaside Collection: Bigbury on Sea, Bigbury, Devon, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Bigbury on Sea, Bigbury, Devon, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageSeaside Collection: Portobello Beach in Edinburgh 1951

Portobello Beach in Edinburgh 1951

Background imageSeaside Collection: The Strand, Youghal, County Cork, Republic of Ireland. Date: circa 1960s

The Strand, Youghal, County Cork, Republic of Ireland. Date: circa 1960s
The Strand, Youghal, County Cork, Republic of Ireland. Date: circa 1960s

Background imageSeaside Collection: sleeping on Blackpool prom

sleeping on Blackpool prom
An elderly couple lie back on the wrought iron seats on Blackpool Pier for a snooze. The beach and Blackpool Tower are in the background. Date: circa 1970

Background imageSeaside Collection: Portugal, Algarve, Lagos, sunrise over Camilo Beach (Praia do Camilo)

Portugal, Algarve, Lagos, sunrise over Camilo Beach (Praia do Camilo)

Background imageSeaside Collection: Sheringham DP219043

Sheringham DP219043
East Promenade, Sheringham, North Norfolk. Bathing huts on East Promenade, from the west, August 2017

Background imageSeaside Collection: Aerial view of the beach and cliffs at Beer, East Devon

Aerial view of the beach and cliffs at Beer, East Devon. Date: 1960s

Background imageSeaside Collection: Yamaha YZF-R1

Yamaha YZF-R1 2000 Blue electric

Background imageSeaside Collection: King Class locomotive at Dawlish, 1933

King Class locomotive at Dawlish, 1933

Background imageSeaside Collection: The 199 Steps of Whitby at sunset, Whitby, North Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

The 199 Steps of Whitby at sunset, Whitby, North Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageSeaside Collection: Instow, Devon, United Kingdom

Instow, Devon, United Kingdom




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"Captivating Seaside Escapes: A Journey Through Time and Beauty" Step back in time to the golden era holidays with these iconic posters that captured the essence of coastal getaways. South Shields LNER poster, 1923-1947, invites you to discover a hidden gem along England's northeast coast. Skegness is SO Bracing by John Hassall brings forth memories of invigorating sea breezes and endless fun on Lincolnshire's shores. Cornwall, GWR poster, 1938, transports us to picturesque beaches where rugged cliffs meet turquoise waters. Aberdeen - The Silver City by the Sea, LMS / LNER poster, 1923-1947 showcases Scotland's northeastern beauty with its shimmering coastline. Luskentyre Beach in the Outer Hebrides takes our breath away as we imagine strolling along its pristine sands amidst stunning natural vistas. Swanage BR poster from around 1955 beckons us to explore this charming Dorset town nestled between rolling hills and sparkling seas. Felpham Beach near Bognor Regis offers a tranquil retreat for those seeking relaxation and gentle waves lapping at their feet. The Esplanade, Lawns & Head in Bray entices visitors to Ireland's County Wicklow with its idyllic promenade overlooking breathtaking views of the Irish Sea. Weston-super-Mare BR poster from 1948-1965 captures the joyous atmosphere of this popular Somerset resort town where families frolic on sandy beaches and indulge in traditional seaside amusements. Bay of Avalon on Santa Catalina Island enchants us with visions of palm-fringed shores under California's sunny skies. Skegness is So Bracing BR (ER) poster from 1956 reminds us that even decades later, this Lincolnshire destination continues to offer invigorating experiences by the sea.