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Swanage, BR poster, c 1955

Swanage, BR poster, c 1955



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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. Dimensions: 1012 mm x 634 mm

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Media ID 9997608

© NRM/Pictorial Collection

Advertisements Advertising British Railways Coast Design Graphic Design Graphics Holidays Poster Poster Art Posters Railway Railway Poster Seaside Bays Resorts Southern Region Swanage Swanage Bay


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This vintage poster takes us back to the golden era of British seaside holidays. Created in 1955 by Verney L Danvers, this print was part of a series produced for British Railways (BR) Southern Region to entice travelers to the picturesque coastal resort of Swanage in Dorset. The artwork beautifully captures the essence of Swanage Bay, with its pristine sandy beaches and sparkling blue waters. The viewer is transported into a world where time seems to stand still, inviting them to escape from their daily routine and indulge in a relaxing vacation by the sea. Measuring at an impressive 1012 mm x 634 mm, this poster commands attention with its vibrant colors and meticulous details. It showcases not only the natural beauty of Swanage but also highlights the convenience and charm of rail travel during that era. As we gaze upon this piece of graphic design history, we can't help but feel nostalgic for simpler times when families flocked to coastal resorts like Swanage for unforgettable holidays filled with sun, sand, and laughter. Now preserved within the National Railway Museum's Pictorial Collection, this poster serves as a reminder of how advertising artistry played an integral role in promoting destinations across Britain's railway network.

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