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Cleethorpes, BR poster, 1948-1965

Cleethorpes, BR poster, 1948-1965



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Cleethorpes, BR poster, 1948-1965

Poster produced for British Railways (BR) to promote rail travel to Cleethorpes, North East Lincolnshire. Artwork by Gyrth Russell (1892-1970)

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This print takes us back to the golden era of British Railways, specifically between 1948 and 1965. The poster, skillfully created by renowned artist Gyrth Russell, was designed to entice travelers to visit Cleethorpes, a charming coastal town in North East Lincolnshire. As we gaze upon this vintage masterpiece, we are transported to a time when rail travel was not only practical but also an adventure filled with anticipation. The artwork beautifully captures the essence of summer in Cleethorpes. The sandy beaches stretch as far as the eye can see, dotted with colorful beach huts and bustling with activity. Families frolic on the coastlines while children build sandcastles and chase after donkeys – a cherished seaside tradition that still brings smiles today. The vibrant atmosphere depicted in this image is infectious; it evokes memories of carefree days spent under the sun's warm embrace. It reminds us of simpler times when vacations were about creating lasting memories with loved ones rather than seeking commercialized experiences. Preserved by the National Railway Museum's Pictorial Collection, this print serves as a nostalgic reminder of Britain's rich railway heritage and its ability to connect people from all walks of life. It encapsulates an era where train journeys were not just means of transportation but gateways to exploration and discovery. As we admire this timeless piece of artistry, let it transport us back in time and inspire our own adventures along Britain's beautiful coastline - perhaps even leading us

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