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Go to Torquay, BR (WR) poster, 1958

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Go to Torquay, BR (WR) poster, 1958

British Railways (Western Region) poster, 1958. Artwork by Jack Merriott

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This vibrant and nostalgic print captures the essence of a bygone era, transporting us back to 1958 when British Railways (Western Region) unveiled their captivating poster promoting Torquay as an idyllic holiday destination. Created by the talented artist Jack Merriott, this artwork beautifully showcases the allure of Torquay's English Riviera beaches. The image is awash with vivid colors that bring to life the sun-drenched palm trees swaying gently in the coastal breeze. A bustling scene unfolds before our eyes, as people frolic on sandy shores and enjoy leisurely strolls along the promenade. The atmosphere exudes pure joy and relaxation, perfectly encapsulating what summer holidays are all about. As we gaze at this enchanting print from National Railway Museum's Pictorial Collection, we can almost feel ourselves being transported to this charming seaside resort. It evokes a sense of nostalgia for simpler times when families flocked to these picturesque destinations for memorable vacations. Beyond its aesthetic appeal, this photograph serves as a testament to the power of art in advertising. Through Merriott's skillful brushstrokes and attention to detail, he entices viewers with visions of paradise awaiting them in Torquay. In summary, this print not only showcases an exquisite piece of artwork but also invites us on a journey through time – reminding us why Torquay was once considered one of Britain's most sought-after holiday resorts.

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