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Railway poster, c1908

Railway poster, c1908



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Railway poster, c1908

Poster used to promote the Selsey Tram which ran from Chichester to Selsey from 1897 to 1935
Additional Manuscript Collection
West Sussex Record Office Ref No: Add Mss 13773

West Sussex County Council Record Office contains a fascinating history of the county of West Sussex, England

Media ID 6779767

Beach Girl Summer Bucket And Spade Rail Travel Selsey


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EDITORS COMMENTS
This vintage railway poster, dating back to 1908, showcases the idyllic charm of the Selsey Tram. The poster was originally designed as a promotional tool for this beloved transportation system that operated between Chichester and Selsey from 1897 to 1935. Preserved within the Additional Manuscript Collection at West Sussex Record Office, its historical significance is undeniable. The image itself transports us to a bygone era of carefree summer days spent on the picturesque beaches of Selsey. A young girl takes center stage in this snapshot of nostalgia, her enthusiasm palpable as she clutches her bucket and spade – essential tools for any seaside adventure. Her beaming smile reflects the joyous anticipation that awaited those who embarked on this delightful tram journey. Rail travel served as an integral part of holiday experiences during this time, and this poster encapsulates that sentiment perfectly. It evokes memories of families embarking on leisurely trips together, creating cherished moments along sandy shores under sunny skies. While we admire this remarkable piece of history, it's important to note that commercial use should not be associated with it. Instead, let us appreciate how such posters captured the essence of destinations like Selsey and promoted rail travel as a means to explore new horizons – all while preserving our rich cultural heritage for generations to come.

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