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Woolacombe & Mortenhoe, 1960




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Woolacombe & Mortenhoe, 1960

British Rail poster depicting a sunny view of a beach from a hotel balcony. A family gather in the foreground. Artwork by Harry Riley

National Railway Museum is the home of iconic locomotives. Our historic prints reflect the age and quality of the original artwork we hold to preserve their artistic character, including authentic colour reproduction, marks and creases.

Media ID 9997632

© NRM/Pictorial Collection


20x30 inch Poster Print

Introducing the "Woolacombe & Mortenhoe, 1960" poster print from our Media Storehouse collection at the National Railway Museum. This vintage British Rail poster, created by renowned artist Harry Riley, transports you back in time with its idyllic scene of a sun-kissed beach at Woolacombe and Mortenhoe. The image, taken from a hotel balcony, showcases a family gathering in the foreground, basking in the warm sun and enjoying the picturesque view. Bring a piece of nostalgic charm into your home or office with this beautifully reproduced poster print. Experience the joy of travel through time with every glance.

Poster prints are budget friendly enlarged prints in standard poster paper sizes. Printed on 150 gsm Matte Paper for a natural feel and supplied rolled in a tube. Great for framing and should last many years. To clean wipe with a microfiber, non-abrasive cloth or napkin. Our Archival Quality Photo Prints and Fine Art Paper Prints are printed on higher quality paper and the choice of which largely depends on your budget.

Poster prints are budget friendly enlarged prints in standard poster paper sizes (A0, A1, A2, A3 etc). Whilst poster paper is sometimes thinner and less durable than our other paper types, they are still ok for framing and should last many years. Our Archival Quality Photo Prints and Fine Art Paper Prints are printed on higher quality paper and the choice of which largely depends on your budget.

Estimated Image Size (if not cropped) is 48.3cm x 76.8cm (19" x 30.2")

Estimated Product Size is 51.4cm x 76.8cm (20.2" x 30.2")

These are individually made so all sizes are approximate

Artwork printed orientated as per the preview above, with portrait (vertical) orientation to match the source image.


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EDITORS COMMENTS
This print from the National Railway Museum transports us back to the summer of 1960, capturing the essence of a quintessential British seaside holiday. The artwork, skillfully crafted by Harry Riley, showcases a picturesque view of Woolacombe and Mortenhoe beaches on a sun-drenched day. The poster depicts an idyllic scene that instantly evokes feelings of warmth and relaxation. From the vantage point of a hotel balcony, we are treated to an expansive vista of golden sands stretching out towards crystal-clear waters under a cloudless sky. The beach is teeming with life as families gather in the foreground, their laughter and joy echoing through the air. Riley's attention to detail is evident in every brushstroke; he effortlessly captures the vibrant colors and textures found within this coastal paradise. Each element harmoniously blends together - from the rolling waves gently crashing onto shorelines to children building sandcastles with unbridled enthusiasm. As we gaze upon this nostalgic image, it serves as a reminder of simpler times when families flocked to these shores for cherished moments together. It encapsulates not only an era but also embodies our collective longing for carefree days spent basking in sunshine. This remarkable piece stands as testament to British Railways' promotion of holidays by train during that period – encouraging people across Britain to explore their own country's natural beauty spots via rail travel.

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